Thank you for your letter with all your news. It was good of you to write since you are so very busy. I am glad that all are well and your little visitor is not causing you too much trouble. You have to do a great deal of sewing to get ready for its arrival. It is good that you found some patterns and material so cheaply when you were in Toronto. I will give you more news of around here as you said you enjoyed hearing about all your old friends and neighbours. I was in town on Saturday to see Mrs. Ritchie. She sends her love to you. I am going to buy some patches from her (silk and plush) as soon as she gets some gathered together enough to make a crazy cushion for that rocking chair of mine at home. Bertha gave me a work basket with 12 silk spools in it for Christmas so I have enough silk thread and I can do it I think. The chair is one of those old fashioned arm chairs But the arms are gone. I have my patched quilt almost done but the knitted one I can’t manage to get it done this year. I’m afraid it is one of the worst jobs I’ve ever had to do. But I’ll get it done some day. Got four new patterns of lace from Mrs. Hermeston but cannot take them off. I’m afraid but when Georgie Clarke comes home I’ll get her to show me how, she is a splendid hand at sewing.Am getting Bertha to get me a pair of corsets, they are to be made to order. She had a beautiful pair on when she was home I’m to get them at the same price she gets them at the shop she knows. I suppose cousin Lizzie will have quite a large school. You say she thinks the gentlemen of Sudbury “don’t know nuthin”, and so checks their advances but as Newton Williamson once said to me, “it is a long road that hasn’t a turn.” Lizzie may find out the truth of that saying yet. I am glad that you are keeping so busy. What will your Irish friend think if you keep on? He will wish you had never landed in Sudbury.
You did not answer my question about dentistry. I am quite serious about it Nell, so please tell me what you think,