Martinez, Calif.July 10, 1896Dear Papa:We received your letter from Hot Springs yesterday and just a few minutes ago your other letter came with the flowers and mica in it and the picture at the top. It must be a most wonderful and beautiful place where you are and I hope some day that we may see it too. I hope that it is a good deal cooler where you are than it is here for it has been dreadfully hot for a long time. Everybody says that it is trying to make up for the cold weather last spring, but I think that it has done that already and that it is time to stop.Three of the letters that we wrote you, two to Portage and one to New York, came back here. I will send them to you now so you will know what we were doing then too.When are you coming home Papa? It seems such a very long time since you left us at the Martinez station and it is so strange for us to think how many different places you have seen since then and of all that has happened in that short time. We received your letter which told about Grandma Muir's death, oh Papa, how I wish that I could have seen and known her.We have been over to see Aunt Margaret very often. She is feeling much better than at first, but this weather is hard for her. We are all well. Helen does not mind the heat at all this summer.Early this morning we walked over to Uncle David's and than we went up on the big east hill. We enjoyed the walk very much but the grass and flowers are all dry now. The corn and beans that we planted are growing finely.Write to us as often as you can.Lovingly,Wanda
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