Sonja’s behavior was alright, I suppose, but how she acted at the Nutcracker rehearsal was despicable!! I was rather outraged and quite lost hold of my temper, I’m afraid! It’s just so annoying how she treats us as only small and ignorant little girls when I am older than her! Forgive my outburst, it must have been quite impolite of me, but I knew you, of all people would understand my feelings. But, I have some delightful news to tell you! Only a few days ago I had the famous art instructor Fellippe Carravaggio actually come to our small little house to give us a fabulous lesson! I drew a rather poor self-portrait, a memory drawing of Peder Anderson, and a drawing of my hand. I was rather disappointed when he said that we would not be using color for several more years. It was extremely exciting though!!
Right now I am sitting in my bedroom and eating the delightful chocolates that you gave me as a Christmas gift, thank you ever so much!!
I got some lovely fabric for Christmas and also a doll-sized perfume bottle to match the one that I received last year. It looks so sweet with my dolls!! The paper dolls that you sent me were so sweet. I like to look at them and fancy myself wearing those beautiful gowns one day when I am older. I do hope that Proper School begins soon- then we may see each other more often! Was William disappointed when he did not receive any chocolate from me for Christmas? I do hope he wasn’t too glum. I did not mean to hurt his feelings. What is William studying? Mathematics? Literature? Oh yes! The most embarrassing thing happened when Senor Caravaggio came!! He went up to our bathroom and Elizabeth was dining there since the table downstairs only seated four and she said. “who are you, bozo?” It was absolutely dreadful! We were so embarrassed by Elizabeth! It was very awkward! Are you going to make yourself a new dress soon? I am thinking of making myself a new tea dress. My purple dress has been worn almost every day so I know that if I made a new one it would be worn quite a lot as well. I do so look forward to the next sewing circle so that I may get started! Unfortunately I must go my dear!
I remain yours always as your best friend forever, Teresa Irene Berg