[Sarah Muir Galloway]


[John Muir & Louie Strenzel Muir]


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[4]good care, last winter. My work has seemed easier, although there is always enough of it. I think we will have rather a lovely winter here, Anna will be teaching school about six miles from home, Celia in Town, and Gracie attending our own school. Johnny Love has gone to Neb. he has [three?] sisters there now and they thought it would be a good thing for him to come too, so he started with John Reid this week also. Oh John it is so pleasant to think of you all now, I can almost see you, the pleasant home among the trees and flowers, and surrounded by those grand old hills.. I can remember the form, of every one of them, and something of the wonderful beauty of their light and shade when I look around [deleted: the] your door yard, I can see the door open, and Louia comes out with little Wanda. (the darling,[1]Port Hope, Wis. Oct 19th/83My dear Brother and SisterIt will soon be a year since Maggie and I started on our journey to California, truly time flies swiftly. the woods here are already brown and wintry looking, indeed we have already had enough of frost to remind us that it is time we were using all endeavors to prepare for the days that will soon be upon us when there is no place so comforting as the fireside. We are still on the Mound-Hill farm, but if we may judge from appearances, it may not be for more than the coming winter, David is anxious to sell, and there are those that would like to buy the place, so probably there will be a bargin made before long David feels that he is not able[5][in margin: Have you felt anything of the effects of the earthquake? We see accounts in the papers of a severe one in San Francisco.]I wish I could take her up and kiss her) then John comes wondering up from that old fruit house, and the group is formed, bye and bye Grandpa, and Grandma come [illegible] up the road when the circle widens, and is complete. I must tell Wanda how Wheeler Hand makes kisses, to send off he just makes crosses with a pencil so X. one day his Father gave him an envelope with a printed address on it to play with, he had been teasing his Mother about that time to write to Aunt Saso (Sarah) so when he got the envelope he thought he could manage himself, so he found a piece of paper got his pencil and filled it with kisses and put it in the envelope sealed it up as the post office is not far off and kept by his grandpa, he took his letter and droped it in the letter box without being noticed01108


Port Hope, Wis.

Date Original

1883 Oct 19


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 1100

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