Wolfe, Linnie Marsh
From Helen to LMW - 2/26/43 Mama's Death - Continued seriously ill and for us to return home. It was decided that Wanda was to return on the next train, and Papa and I would go out to the ranch for one day. We then returned to Martinez. Mama had been in poor health for years, but was up and about tho living quietly and never going out. But all the troubles she had had for years finally reached a crisis now. After reaching home my trouble grew steadily worse. I was losing weight and coughing badly, so it was decided to again send me to a dry climate. As neither Papa nor Wanda could leave Mama to go with me, and some older person had to go, Miss Safford was at last reluctantly chosen. (Note: She had spent pages telling how selfish Miss S. was on a trip to the mountains. She had been one of their teachers, jhc) . . . That leave taking from my mother was a terrible thing for both of us. She knew as well as I that we would never see each other again . . . A few days later Papa joined me at Adamana (Ariz.) I saw him coming from the station and went to meet him. He just took me in his arms. Later we took a walk away from the house and he told me about everything. Still later Wanda came and Papa returned home to pick up the loose ends in his broken life. 1. Palm Springs: Then a very quiet place, a few cottages and small old fashioned hotel run and owned by an old Scotch doctor and his wife, Dr. Murry. When we got there we found Mr. Luteins and Mrs. Gaunt ? Grant ? (then Mrs. Jones) and they were with us the three weeks we were at Palm Springs and camped in San Andreas Canyon. It was during this stay Mrs. Jones first met Mr. Gaut and soon afterwards married him. We had met him in 1901 on the trip to Tuolumne Meadows with Dr. Miriam and his
[San Bernardino, Calif.]
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