It has been so long since I last heard from you, so I decided to write to you again. I just got back from Suzanne’s party last night and it was lovely! The dinner was very extravagant with three courses! The appetizers, supper, and dessert. We had carrot and celery dips for appetizers and I don’t mean to put this in your face since you don’t like meat, but we had a large turkey for dinner. Samantha, Rebecca and I spent a whole day cooking it! And then we had various pies and cakes and jell-o for dessert. We let the Wickons borrow Hawkins and Sunny for the party, and they were very exhausted after the party. Sonja wasn’t very nice to me during the party, she treated me like I was a little, little child and she was a young lady! And I am even older than her! I have to say that there was one thing wrong with the party. You weren’t there! Since Sonja had left me to go and talk to the adults, and William was trying to have a polite conversation with Sonja, I was very lonely! This is a very long letter, don’t you agree? I danced with Anders Larson, Colonel Cuzin, and Alison McCann at the party. And I got fourth in the costume contest, but I didn’t get a prize since they only awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd. But Samantha got first with Cristal! Right now I am feeling very sick and tired, and my hair is a disaster! I just finished supervising Sunny while she cleaned the parlor because she often breaks things.
How is it without a maid? I could never dream of not having a maid! That would be so hard! I feel very sorry for you! How is Rachel? Amelie and her should get together sometime! Does Rachel play an instrument? Amelie plays the violin. We should have a tea party sometime! It would be so much fun and you could bring your doll, too. Who are you going to be for Halloween? I am still puzzling over who I am going to be. What did you do during the Masked Ball? Did Josefina take good care of you? Who else was there? I hope you like long letters because this certainly is one! Sonja was very mad at the party because Suzanne did not make a toast to her, and she had to dance with Elizabeth two times. Elizabeth was a moon for the ball. Please tell Nan happy birthday! I just finished a breakfast of blueberry muffins and donuts. Yum! I can’t wait for the Nutcracker! It will be fun. I really would like it if you could tell your father to please finish our house. I am very curious about where we are going to go next summer! It was so much fun going to France. Well, my hand is starting to hurt, so goodbye!