[Annie L. Muir]


Wanda & Helen [Muir]


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[2]to write but surely Wanda would write to me for she would not feel so particular about her spelling and writing in writing to me as to other people. And so I kept hoping for a letter but none has come and so I will first write to you and see if that will make you & Baby write. For I am quite hungry for news from you all.I had been thinking about you all one day and look- ing at your pictures and at night I dreamed that I saw you both standing together looking over at me, and I was very very glad and reached out my hands to you but you were on the[3] other side of hedge, and it was growing dark and I could not reach you and I awoke feeling very much disappointed.Grandma Muir's home in Portage looks very pretty to me for there is a green lawn all around the house except just at the back door, and some large oak trees in it; & beautiful flowers, for there has been plenty rain all summer.I must tell you about your little cousin Mabel who is not nearly as large as you are although al- most as old. I think she told me that she only weigh- ed 43 lbs. but she is very happy and likes to run &


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1888 Sep 28


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 1172

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Page 2


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