Translation of Aunt Mary's letter from Dutch to English
A vousde coeurRoermond, 1
of January 1908.
Beloved Parents! Once again a new year's first day arrived. Filled with happiness I feel glad to give You a tiny proof of my appreciation and gratitude! “appy ew Year" dear Father and #other$" I cordially call out to You. %hat the year &()" which starts today" may *e a *lessing year to You and may *e followed *y many years with the same wishes for You! +et the good +ord *e pleased to preserve Your precious life for many years! ,nd certainly at a day li-e this You also are epecting me to ma-e a minute promise to You. aving grieved You the past year *y un/ust *ehaviour I will earnestly try to improve my demeanour. ,t school I will do my very *est. I will diligently learn my lessons in order to earn Your and my teachers' satisfaction.Beloved Father and #other" these are the inmost wishes and good promises from Your loving daughter #aria