April 4th, 2014 -new!
My Dearest Nancy,
It has been two years since you wrote to me! I am ever so sorry. It is now Spring time, and I can't seem to stop my hand from reaching into the dangerously close candy bowl.
I loved your rules! Especially the"slivery slop and salute the soup, sonny!" one. Here are mine:
#1: if you wear a shawl as long as the river Nile, then you must do the shawl dance while eating tomatoes once every day.
#2: If you are looking for a lost pair of shoes, you must eat 12 pears before you will find them.
That's all for now, dear!
January 13th, 2012 -new!
Look at this, a piece of Christymas stationary written on in January. I am such a rebel, aren't I? :D Guess what, I'm supposed to clean my room and take out any extra clutter. How pointless is that, clutter makes a place cozy, dontcha think? I mean, who wants to live in a place as clean as a hospital?!
#1: Whenever you kayak to the Philippines, you must wear boots made of coconut shells.
#2: If you see a lizard crossing the road, you MUST hop on one foot in a circle, singing "slithery slap and salute the soup, Sonny!"
Tedioooo! (I gotta go clean my room now.)
Lovesies, Nafy Quack M.
November 25th, 2010
It is Thanksgiving today! Did you do anything special for the occasion? I don't quite know what to tell you about Mammy... I believe you will have to try and be a mixture of behaving like Felicity and being like your normal funny self.
Here are my laws:
#1: If you eat a bowl of pepper, then you must sleep under the dining room table for a week.
#2: If you are caught wearing 1,000 hats at the same time, then you must dance a jig in the moonlight with a frog!
September 25th, 2008
Hello!! You were just over at my house! (We were waiting through Felicity's piano lesson.) How do you like your new governess? She seemed very nice. We are all decorated for Fall now! I am so excited for the Masked Ball! I'm going to be the Lady of Shalot! I am eating a snack that Alison made right now, it's quite delightful. It's pears in a caramel cinnamon sauce with a slice of lemon on top.
Here are my laws:
#1: If you drink lemonade during the winter, you must wear a garland of daisies around your head.
#2: Picking flowers is prohibited if you are over 57 feet tall.
#3: You must clean your mailbox once a year with Blueberry tea!
August 25th, 2008
Well if I were governor, these would be my silly laws:
#1: You are not allowed to crack an egg on a monkey's head
#2: You must always eat two peaches before swimming 93 miles.
#3: You must never skate on apple pie.
#4: If you are caught riding a donkey upside down in Cuba, you must paint your nose purple in front of the Prince of Wales.
Hehe! What fun this is! And no, I think that playing soldiers is only for boys. Have you been to the new restaurant yet? I am going tonight with my cousins. I am very hungry right now. Well, do write back soon, dear! I must as Louisa for something to eat.
June 18th, 2008
Well, if I were the governor I think the first thing I would do would be to abolish the first law of yours! The one that doesn't allow you to have more than 378 chocolates a day! Here are my laws:
#1: You are not allowed to go a day without eating at least two and a half chocolates!
#2: You are only allowed to scrub the floor if you have eaten a cinnamon roll in the last hour.
#3: If you are caught climbing a tree with a pen behind your ear, you must count to 3 in Russian and paint your house green.
#4: You must absolutely not squish a bug while in the presence of a toothbrush!
Har har har....Thank you for the compliments on my Chrissymas concert. It's nice to be apprecificated. Well, William prolly stopped buggin' you for chocolate because he has a new target - he's trying to get Pierre le Fox to get him all the chocolate in Africa! (Or at least I think so. Do you like playing soldiers?
January 20th, 2008
Dear Miss Nancy-ers,
Alright! I do believe that if I were to be governor, and I had to make silly laws instead of practical ones, they would be some of these:
#1: You are not allowed to eat more than 378 chocolates a day (I'm sorry Nan!)
#2: You are not allowed to serve soup for teatime.
#3: You are not allowed to play violin while eating pickles in a bathtub.
#4: You are not allowed to put potatoes in a tea pot!
Hehe! What fun! I do like making up funny laws! Your turn!
Your Christmas Eve concert was absolutely fabulous, Nan! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. It was such a wonderful touch to the holiday season.
No, I did not receive any letters from your brother, has he been troublesome lately? I do hope you are well and wish to see you as soon as possible.
Yours affectionately, Teresa
June 5th, 2007
Dear Miss Bugsers,
I have so much stationary to use up! Wow. So better keep writing to me, eh? Heehee. Father's giving William a lecture on how he needs to start thinking about being Governor when he grows up. I wish I could be governor! I would make up a bunch of silly laws, like:
#1 - you are not allowed to wear hairstyles more than 4 feet tall...
#2 - you are not allowed to consume devil's club while sleeping...
#3 - you are not allowed to grow teddy bears in your garden ...
How about you make up some now! Oh by the way, if William writes to you very nicely, don't write back!!! He only wants to get chocolate from you at Christmas. The devious little sugar monster.
Lovesies and greetings to your family!
Nafy Quack M.
December 1st, 2006
Yech! 1 whole tea party with Prissy Polly? That's bad news. I've got it better than you - at least Elinor is better than Polly! I just accepted an invitation from her. It makes me all fuzzy inside (even though I'm already fuzzy inside, heehee!) to think that she thinks I am the properest person she knows. Maybe she doesn't know many proper people!
William is actually smarter than I thought! He beat me a couple of times at checkers. But I won a couple of times so it was even. Do you have a checker board? We made ours.
Hmmm... itchy knees... here is what you should do! Gather the mattresses in the house and put them on top of each other. Then put a pea in between 2 of the mattresses. Go to sleep on top of all of them and wake up all black and blue. That means that you are a princess and princesses do not itch so your itchy knee should be gone! Splendiferous!
I'm sure hungry... my tumble is grumbly. There are veal balls on the fire but I cannot eat them until Supper! What shall I do.... well, I don't really wish I was a ship anymore because I am not mad anymore. Instead I want to be a veal ball.... but then I might eat myself... so never mind!
Lovesies, see you at the next Nutcracker rehearsal!
Nafy Quack M.
August 31st, 2006
Well I am pleased that you are not squishifying flowers anymore, but I am not happy. I am not happy because I had to sew lace on 10 kitchen napkins this afternoon boohoo hehehehe blabla eh eh eh - it was such hard work and now I am sore from nose to tail. That is good that you enjoyed slurping up the peach tea! Just wait 'till you try the chai tea though, it is yummiest. I drool whenever I smell it I think. I'm not sure though.
I wish I was a ship, don't you? Then I could sail off to India and China and all those fantastical places!
Lovesies, Nafy Quack M.
August 14th, 2006
Gosh, how silly you can be sometimes! I was only bombing William's castle out of building blocks with marbles. Marbles make ammunition I think. Have you ever noticed how people in this town often do things unhumanistically? Like fly and stuff. William just flew up to the laundry line to hang up his breeches. Doesn't that buggedy you when people do things like that??? I bet a lot of things buy you since you are Teresa Bug! Mweeehehehehe!! My house smells like tea and coffee, yumm! Why would you want dead flowers in a journal or book when all you have to do is look outside to see ones that are alive and agrowing?? It does not make sense to my fuzzy little brain.
Lovesies, Nafy Quack M.
July 31st, 2006
My Dear Nancy,
I still have to do my homework for this week, but with the most charming garden contest coming so soon, I am sure Mr. Hawkins will surely win the blue ribbon! Why I like pressing flowers is because then you can put them in a journal or a book. That is very interesting about Onion Pie! Bomb a castle - oh Nancy how could you do such a thing when you are only 12?
Hoping all is well - love, Teresa
July 26th, 2006
Oh that's horrible that you were trapped by depthless water! Oh but it does sound romantic! Did someone come in a life saving boat to rescue you? Oh it sounds so romantic!! How is your family? Well I hope! And you? Do you know what flower this is? I can't quite figure out what they are! You know? I heard that Clara may be making an ice cream car! With all sorts of flavors! Well write as soon as possible!
June 1st, 2006
I have done my proper school homework too already. :) I'm all ready for it to happen again now! I think that I like not-pressed flowers better than when they are all squashified. Why do you want them to be flattened as thin as paper? Then you might as well draw them! I spelt it onyon pye because that is how it is spelled in olde English where I come from. You know? Back when people said "aye" they said onyon pye!
You spelled morning wrong. You said m-o-u-r-n-i-n-g are you in mourning? Well I am going to go bomb a castle now. G'day to you!
April 20th, 2006
I rather did enjoy Proper School quite a bit! I have not sewn my lace on yet, but I am going to after I write this letter. I think that you will get the poem "the song of the buggy fairy." Buggedy bugged bugged. Maybe perhaps I shall receive the "song of the cuckoo fairy." That would be a fluffed one to mesmerize.
I just went to the market and got the ingredients for Onyon Pye, oops, not Onyon Pye, carrot pudding! You see I am going to make up the recipe so I don't know what it will be like yet. Maybe if you yelled and hollered at your birdies more often they would become maniac like my birdies are.
Love, Nafy Quack M.
April 9th, 2006
Right now Samantha is sewing some curtains for our parlour that she is rearranging. Wasn't Proper School fun? I already finished sewing lace onto my sampler and writing out my homework, have you?
Well, we do have birdies around our house but they don't twitter at us like a maniac, maybe if you stopped hollering and yelling he would be quiet. Why is your daddy going to give it to the meat and not you? That seems a tad bit strange....
Samantha just got back from the Violet's clothes boutique with a mound of lace and green fabric for our curtains. Right now my dollies are digging into some cherry pie, yum!!!!!!!!
What are your stuffed sweeties up to? Are you excited for the festival? Are you going to have bead creatures? I am excited about what poem I will be getting for Proper School. What one do you expect to receive? Well, I should go help dust out the parlour!
March 19th, 2006
You gotta be jokin' me! Of course I still play with my stuffed sweetsies! Who do you think I am? Sonja? Golly, and no I don't write to Sonja anymore because why should I? It's not like we're friends or anything like that you know. Guess what? We got a privy! We also got a barn and a loft! I claimed the loft for myself but Daddy is going to give it to our meat instead. :( Waaa!!
I almost stepped on William's feetsies the other day because he was looking through Daddy's wallet! He was only getting money for groceries though. There is a birdy twittering like a maniac outside my window. I wish it would stop but whenever I yell at it from my window it keeps going, no matter how much I holler at it to quit. It just keeps twittering away! :( Well I'm going to play cops and robbers in the carriage now, bye bye!
Love, Nafy Quack M.
February 25th, 2006
You're taking piano lessons from me? Golly! That's pretty funny, I didn't even know it! Was I a good teacher? So why did you say "bon voyage" in your last letter? Did you know that means "good journey?"
I just went to the market. Did you know that the polite way to tell someone not to steal your purse is to stomp on their foot?
Lovesies, Nafy Quack M.
January 14th, 2006
Why how did you know, Nancy? Sonja doesn't write back to my letters! Could you please tell Rachel to write me a letter, because I have not gotten one from her for a very long time. 2 days ago I had my first singing lesson, it was very fun! I can't wait to start taking piano lessons from you! It will be lots of fun!
A week ago we got a new section of our mansion. The front door and parlor! You should come and see sometime!
Well, Bon Voyage! Love, Teresa
September 5th, 2005
Oh! I am sorry to hear that you are so mad! I hope you will get over your madness soon! Because I love pink, and I have pink bed curtains as well! No, I am not Scottish, I am Irish! I heard that Proper School will be starting up soon! Won't that be fun??
Oh dear! You are not going to Proper School are you? You are going to Miss Manderly, correct? How are your stuffed animals? Well I must go and write to Sonja!
Love, Teresa Berg
December 1st, 2005
Happy December firstly! It's a holiday! You're supposed to wear your socks inside out, eat only sweets all day, jump up and down ten times when you're in the shower and make sure your hair looks messy. It's a superdy-duper holly day. :)
You brought over my Chrisymas present today! I can't wait to open it! My stuffed animals are quite fine. I think I might treat them to a lovely little sleigh ride if this white stuff keeps falling from the sky. You still write to Sonja? You're weird! I bet she doesn't write back to you.
Nafy Quack M.