How have you been? Vernon and I were terribly disappointed that you weren’t able to come for Christmas, but we received the presents and card that you sent us. Thank you for the flowers, by the way; they look wonderful on our living room table in the vase you sent us last year. Dudley loved the video games you sent him for Christmas. He was on his computer playing them for the entire week!
Vernon got a big contract signed at work last week, and as a result, we’re planning to spend the Easter holiday in Aruba! My friend Susan and her husband were there last summer, and they said it was so relaxing. That should be good for Dudley, who’s working so hard at school and is doing so well. I’m very disappointed that his teachers won’t recognize it. Vernon and I just received Dudley’s marks from the last school term, and we’re appalled that Dudley’s teachers continue not to understand him. All of his teachers commented that he was doing terribly, which I just can’t understand. He’s has so much potential, but his obviously aren’t putting in the effort to understand poor Dudley.
Dudley’s teachers also said that he’s been bullying the other students, which I know can’t be true. The other students must be picking on him, and since the teachers won’t take notice, he has to stand up for himself. Dudley also feels that the food at Smeltings isn’t enough for a growing boy. I’m really finding myself very disappointed with that school. Vernon always spoke so highly of Smeltings! But, I suppose standards have declined.
Vernon and I were wondering if you’d like to visit for the first week of August. Dudley will be home from school, and I know he always loves to see his Aunt.
Both Vernon and I hope you’ll be able to come,