Jeanne C. Carr
[John and Louisiana] Strentzel
Cherokee roses, or cuttings. I thought they would be more likely to [illegible] after a rain. And so you have not moved yet, Neither have we, our castle looms up beautifully but has neither doors nor windows. And Dr Carr having set his heart in a dear old fashioned garret, lo we have one nearly as large as yours, but not as high, well floored with space enough to dry some tons of fruit. And of Verandah – almost as much as of floors. Windows many, not expensive in quality of glass or finish, and no paint except on the exterior, We have not laid our real floors yet, put down rough floors, and when all the plasting & other work is completed, the real floors, of nice selected pine will be the lastwork. And I want you all to come & make it dear to us, as soon as the beds are made and the muss cleared away. “That Wanda” – yes I see her “bonny now” & violet eyes. I can fancy how the little busy feet will patter about in the coming summer days. I think there is light enough in that little star to brighten two homes. And how does John Swett like it as far as he has got? And is the anti Granger getting restless with the notion of spring in his trunk and limbs? We were horrified when the [Tehachipa?] disaster swallowed up our two first California friends – Mrs Downey & Col L[illegible]. The Downeys have been especially kind to my husband since his first winter here in ’68: and La[illegible]Louie & John, and that wee sprite WandaYours ever gratefully Jeannel. Carr.84106380
1883 Feb 1
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Reel 04, Image 1016
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