Why would there be a giant black wall blocking your path to the river? That does sound rather odd. I hope that you are able to solve this problem, I realize that you and your family rely on having the river near your casa for many different things!
I just finished teaching the first Proper School lesson of the Spring Semester. This year I am incorporating a new section of holiday crafts and learning how to set tables and fold napkins and such. I think those are useful skills for young girls to learn, and they can be used inside the home as well as at teas and parties. Don't you agree?
What do you believe is important for young girls to know how to do in order to grow up to be competent young women? I ask you because you come from a very different background than me, but have mature, ladylike qualities that I admire.
I look forward to your reply!
Sincerely, Samantha E. Parkington