J[oanna Muir Brown]
Mary and Willis [Hand]
the [brow?] and I think that can be made right when you make us the visit of which you wrote in your last letter. the nose looks rather too narrow I think. The work is beautiful and I can easily imagine the loving carefulness you bestowed upon it.Oh Mary you are always asso- ciated in my mind with those blissful days of [possession?] and those sad sad days and I thinnk gratefully of you and Willis too. But I have come to think very calmly of dear little Gracie for as time passes, it seems more and more a reality that she is not dead but gone before and that she is not far away but very[3}[near?] and I sometimes [dream?] to find her close be- side me. I do not believe the spirit world is half so far away as we used to im- agine and I think death only takes the veil from our mor- tal eyes that we may see as we are seen. Oh how I would enjoy a talk with you.Well you want to hear about Annie. She is certainly far from well but has perfect assurance of returning health and so is very [illegible]. I sup- pose she will write for herself. She [illegible] very much as she always does. You asked about Maggie, she looked better I thought than when I last saw her in [Wis.?] and
Kansas City, Mo.
1884 Apr 22
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