that I know, a frail delicate school teacher, who for aught I knew may have been a relative of our Granger friend Colby & so this notice got by mistake in the papers? The flowers have hardly withered on Carrie Colbys grave, and it seems equally incredible that she has a grave – [fellow?] so soon. I know that the wid[illegible] ways are past finding out, and have always opproved of a sattee for them, but perhaps they “burn” sufficiently without a funeral pyre. I was [mixed?] to have Dr Carr return from his last trip without calling upon you, and bringing me his own testimony concerning Miss Baby. I think of the little head as already showing curly rings, now remember, Louie, when the first real good Photo is taken (not onethen stupid little moon faces,) to put one of the little curls on it for me. And now the cherries are in their [prime?], & no John to eat them! We lose our cherry crop this year in consequence of moving our trees. We shall not have more fruit than we had last year; no plums or prunes, and the first setting of grapes were blyhted by cool foggy weather. I have a good many silk [worms?], and we propen enlarging our domesticites by the purchase of a cow. We have been co-operating with our next neighbor hitherto in the milk business. Elegant villas are springing up in our neighborhood, and our little settlement already nears a suburban aspect. Several esstern
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