Sarah M[uir] Galloway


John Muir


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[2]looked and how it would seem to see her filling so large a place in the preparing for the needs and comforts of the household. Just her mother's right hand and Helen with her books and her pets and all her bright happy ways filling her place as well.Your visitors said they saw your valley and surroundings at their best. The variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers they thought something wonderful the roses in such profusion they were quite enthusiastic about, and we enjoyed it all over again with them.Mrs [Bruse?] made Mother a short call, saying she would come again sometime. She was so busy helping to get[3]2one of her daughters ready to go to Europe. She also enjoyed her visit exceedingly. Mr Forbes we have not seen yet.I wonder if these far-reaching frosts have touched any where near your [borders?]. I do not remember of seeing so much damage done in this part of the country before. Some days near the first part of May were exceedingly warm for the season and immediately afterward the frost came. The grapevines were badly nipped. There are a few green leaves on the two vines by the fence but the [corn?] in the garden are brown and bare, a leaf here and there give us hope that perhaps they may bud01986


Portage, Wis

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

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