[Sarah Muir Galloway]
[John Muir & Louie Strenzel Muir]
to work the farm himself, and he does not think it pays to hire. if he does sell out, we will probably go to Neb -. John Reid has been here for about three weeks, he is as much delighted with Neb – for a home as ever, they will feed about four thousand sheep, the coming winter, and you can guess at the quantities of hay and corn they have had to put up for so many. Maggie has been better than usual the past summer, but for some time she has been down at about the old place. Anna is not very strong, and Jessie is teaching school. the younger children are well. Perhaps you will have heard of Sister Annie’s continued ill health, I think I told you in my last letter that she was at Phillips trusting that the piney air might be a benefit to her, she came home nearly a month ago, her cough worse than01108ever. everal Doctors have advised her to go to Neb – so she started with John Reid last Tuesday morning. she thinks of spending one or two of the coldest months at Kansas City with Joanna the rest of the winter with Dan and Maggie. she hopes to come back better, in the spring. Celia is attending school in Portage, and is staying with Mother, in that way she is not alone, if it can be managed C- will be there all winter. by the way, John, Mother is wearying very much to hear from you, she wrote to you in the spring sometime and has had no word from you since, she thinks it unusually long. Mother keeps well, I went to Town and had a good visit with her after Annie came home, she is growing quite deaf, unless one talks distinctly she does not hear, it annoys her very much. I still feel the effects of my long rest, and your[untranscribed marginalia]upon the letters were [gathered?] up, the one without the stamp was pined up on wall, so that the person sending it might see the lack, the next time he came, so when Willis went to the Office he knew the envelope at once, and so found out all about it, this is a story for Wanda, I shall expect to see a kiss in that way from her some day soon. I can imagine Louie’s look of disgust when she opened that box of Lilies, you see when yours were sent, we put up a few in the same way, so that we might see first how they would look when they reached you. I was very sorry, all I can do, is to try again another year, if I have an opportunity. You Louie will give me directions and I will try to follow them. And now I must close, it is nearly dark. remember me to the Doctor and Mrs Strentzel. With much love to all. I am yours Affectionately Sarah
Port Hope, Wis.
1883 Oct 19
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