Mrs. L. Strentzel
was very sick after returning to Sacramento and it has been very hard for them both. Seeing on the Nevada map that there is a branch railroad from Talisade to Eureka, the Doctor thought it a good opportunity to send you some early grapes, but I am afraid they will not be very nice as that variety does not keep well. Those “Tokays and Alexandria” will be ripe after the middle of September, and then you must write what time you will be near enough to receive them from the railroad. We are just in the midst of the fruit season so you can fancy what a busy time we are having. Our grain, remarkably fine, is now all stored away, and while overseeing the kitchen stove I thought often about your crystal lake of the mountains, Tahoe. I still hope to be able to spend a cool quiet week near it before the summer is ended. Our orchard is more beautiful than ever before so late in the season, the foliage is so lu[illegible]nt of the darkest richest green contrasting finely
1878 Aug 14
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