[Written to Mrs. Clark’s Daughter]
I could not resist to open the Christmas gifts you had sent me ahead of the time. I am deeply moved by your gesture, and especially by the book so well written by your mother.
Eleanor Jo must be you. The portrait on the book cover must be you. I read Chapter 6 and 7 first as you had suggested, and was deeply moved. What a lovely family and what a wonderful child!
I am so previleged to know you and to have this book. Thank you so much. May you have a Merry Christmas with God’s blessings always. May I always have you as a friend.