I remember reading as a child a fictional short story about the difficulties that an English girl had fitting in after moving to America. The children at her school make fun of her using words like "sums". When she tells her teacher about her family's tradition of riding a train to the countryside on her birthday and gathering wild primroses, she is informed that primroses do not grow in America. She had been hoping that her guardian (adoptive aunt?) would be able to take her to celebrate her birthday like her mother used to. I think the the character's name was Merry (not Mary) because I remember the other children circling around her and teasing "Merry Sums!"
I would expect that this short story would have been written between 1930 and 1980. I read it in about 1988, and any inaccuracies in the description above are due to my fallible memory. Can anyone identify this story and its author?