Nell has had another baby, another girl, Aimee Margaret Scott Ryan is her name. She is beautiful and I love to hold her. The other children are happy with their new baby sister, but I think Nell and TJ would like a son. Nell has a nursemaid for baby and has gone back to her growing medical practice very quickly.
Mrs. Ross is now Mrs. McKenzie and lives in Montreal. We don’t see as much of Robert as when his mother was staying here, but he was here for a visit last Christmas. Nell tells me he wrote her a long letter and asked her to give me his best wishes.
Mrs. McKenzie is coming to visit us soon and I know Robert will be here when she comes. I have written a long letter to Ma and Pa telling them how happy I am here and how well I feel. It seems that as long as I stay warm and don’t try to do too much, my pain and fatigue are lessened.
My teaching is very successful. The trustees have renewed my contract for another year, and I still have time to be the bookkeeper for TJ and Nell. So I am busy but happy living here. I think Nell has given up presenting me with suitors which I am glad of...I know she worries that I will be an old maid but I am earning money and am quite independent which was always my goal. I think I would be quite happy living here and Nell’s children are as dear to me as any I might have.