Dear Pat,

How are you?  Are your parents giving you a hard time?  I know that life may seem tough at times, but you will realize how good you have it when you're older.  Listen to your parents and follow their example:  work hard, be honest and fair in your dealings with others, pay your debts, treat people kindly, listen and choose your words carefully, take care of your family and don't complain.  When you are an adult you will understand and appreciate everything they did for you.