[Annie L. Muir]


Wanda & Helen [Muir]


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[4]jump and play as well as you do. She and her sisters play together and seem to enjoy themselves very much every day.Johnny Reid has a pit crow and two white doves, a cat, and a puppy. The crow & the cat do not get on very well together. The crow likes to play that the cat's tail is a large worm and will pick it up in his beak. The cat does not like this and will turn and box the crows ears with her paw. Johnny is very fond of pets and plays with them so much that they are all very tame, and go to him whenever they see him. The doves light on his head or shoulders and eat out of his hand_I have written this letter with my new gold pen. I hope this letter will bring me new from California soon. Lovingly your Auntie.[in margin: Love to Papa, Mamma, Grandpa & Grandma A.][1]Portage Wis. Sep. 28- '88 Dear Wanda & Baby Helen-Not one word has come to me from the Alhambra Valley since I let it just two months ago yesterday, and I have been hoping for one letter from Wanda every day for more than a month. I did not feel very sure of one from anybody else for I thought that Mamma did not write very often and that if Papa had dome home he would be very busy now and might not find time06160


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1888 Sep 28


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1170

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