I've only read a few of the letters, but I already have a favorite. She writes:
"Wee daughter is having her nap and it's a good opportunity to tell you why I wish the best of all things for our pride and hope and joy.
"It is because I have known the happiness which comes of service, that I want my daughter to know it, too. Is there any greater joy, I wonder, than that of a hard task well done?"
And with that thought, I must get back to my spring cleaning. And while I clean, I will dream of a pretty Farmer's Wife quilt.