Jeanne C. Carr
[Louisiana E.] Strentzel
[May, 1880]Pasadena, Friday evening.Dear Mrs Strentzel.I ought not to write you on a Friday, or in a Fridayish mood; but tomorrow is one of our mail days, and I cannot allow it to pass without carrying to you all and especially to John Muir the congratulations of Dr Congers family, and his many friends in this region, as well as our own. We read the news in Wednesdays Record, [illegible] — just a week after the wedding: as I read it aloud to the family some one reminded us of a friend whose husband was a sea faring man; when the news of his death reached her nearly three years after the event, she said she had been a widow so long it was not proper to wear mourning. So having lost the pleasures of anticipation in Louie’s case, we seem to think of John & herself as having always been mated, and the event as long past. I have been accustomed06379
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