Anne was critical as she was humble. She loved a good party too. In many of her notes she speaks with excitement of having dinner guests and a dance. Sharing was engendered early in Anne’s life. When some extra provisions were available, dinner parties included such delicacies as soup, boiled pork, stewed goose and chicken pie with vegetables, pudding, a tart and trifle followed. Each item had to be painstakingly prepared and served. After such feasts, guests often stayed the night.