Creator

Helen Muir

Recipient

Wolfe, Linnie Marsh

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From Helen to LMW - 2/26/43 Prayers and Religion - Continued This, of course, was during his later years, for I am sure he had very different views toward God in his younger days. But it seems to me he must have felt his God in the mountains, glaciers, forests, all the out of doors he loved, for surely he worshiped them and through them he worshipped all nature, God's works. BREAKFAST HABITS: He was always an early riser. His best work was done in the morning. After he had had his coffee, 2 soft-boiled eggs with French bread and butter. Everything was set out ready for him the night before, and he prepared the coffee and eggs himself. After writing til about 10 o'clock he would come downstairs for his "second breakfast" - hot oatmeal (Mother always toasted the Quaker Oats in the oven before making the mush) and he enjoyed this flavor. With it he liked cream and a little sugar. At this time of the day Papa and Mama always talked over whatever he was working on at the time - perhaps he would read to her something he had just written and ask her opinion, or discuss some plan he had for a future book or series of articles, or plans for a trip. Or he would read her a letter from a friend they were both fond of, or if guests were coming they discussed meeting trains, etc. It was a happy, relaxed time for Papa. For several years we had a San Francisco paper thrown from the mail car of a Santa Fe eastbound train that passed about 11 o'clock. I usually (after I dropped out of high school) rode out to the viaduct on my horse and picked the paper up. When I was not there the old Chinaman, Sun, walked over and got it. Then Papa read the paper til about lunch time. At noon a simple lunch, then back to write until he became fagged

Location

[San Bernardino, Calif.]

Date Original

January 1943

Circa Date

[1943]

Date Digital

2016

Page Number

7

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text

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MSS048 Vb.7

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Keywords

John Muir, biography, reminiscence, colleagues, contemporaries, archives, special collections, University of the Pacific, California, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, history, naturalist

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