[Annie L. Muir]
Mother looks somewhat older but is quite comfortable, and able to enjoy heartily this partial reunion of her family. Just think we numbered twelve. in the house. until Joanna and her family left us yesterday morning. My visit with her was too, too shor= only from Saturday evening until Tuesday mornings but Walter, who has been in N.Y. City for some time, returned, arriving here on Sunda7 eve. and wished to take them home with him, as the weather is now cool & pleasant. Her [stricken word] children look much as they do in teh pictures. Little Bessie is very sweet & quiet in her ways and Ethel is very entergetic & original in her's. She says many funny & unexpected things- Mary's Baby who is but one month younger than Bessie is very much smaller. the tinyest thing_She was two years old yesterday and weighs only 20 lbs. She is round & plump as a little pigeon, but so little & [cunning?] wearing a No. 2 shoe which is almost too large for her. Her hair is much longer & heavier than little Helen's. How we have wished that your little Helen was here I think, she, Bessie & little Helen Hand would make the sweetest, dantiest little trio in existance_When I was in Lincoln Dan ex- amined my lungs & throat. He agrees the the San Francisco ply- sician in saying that my lungs are entirely well. but he seemed to be surprised at the condition of my threat which he says is very bad indeed. He looked into the upper part of my throat and found the mucus membrane much thickend [&?] swolen from chronic inflamation.
1888 Aug 22
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