A Letter from Father
THE EASTRIDGE, NY,
20th of December 1911.
Happy Christmas and advance Happy New Year! I am almost certain that when you receive this, it is Christmas there. I hope you are having a wonderful time, my sweet. Celeste and I have been bustling so much, as a matter of fact, we forgot to buy presents for relatives. Not to worry, our gifts for you will arrive there shortly after you got this.
How are you doing? I am so glad you have high remarks on your exams. I am proud of you, my sweet. One of these days, you will outnumber me with your intelligence and wit. But do not burn yourself out, I know you. It is okay to fail, sometimes. It is not always about winning.
Oh, it’s beautiful here with all the snow. I truly wished that you were here. I can already see you running around and throwing snowballs with Jane. You would love to get lost in the sea of the crowd; it is remarkable how many people there are during the holidays. All those decorations and thousands of presents displayed on shop windows. Including the lights at night, they are gorgeous. Celeste had hosted at least four parties already. It was for charity, of course. Some people do not have much, and we are offering our best for them. You would have loved playing games with the kids here. They are a delightful company.
Oh, my sweet, I miss you so much. I wish I could fly to you if only that’s possible. Surely, in the future, all will be possible. All we have to do is wait. I love you, my princess. You are in my prayers all the time. Do not forget to go to church on Christmas Eve, okay?