Louie [Strentzel Muir]
maps which baby and I have been poring over, but as there is no Northern Pacific map among them, we do not feel sure of any special station or hotel where we can find a wanderer like you: so we think our messages had better travel on to Portage & there await you, with the Portland note.But Wanda begs so often to "go and see the bonny rivers and fountains and waterfalls, so she can look at them with dear papa;" that I sometimes get excited and feel like starting off right away, just our two selves, for the Yellowstone mountains. My ride every other day over the home ranch dispels the illusions, however. That has been all I have had strength for these two weeks: with much painting and struggling for  01183breath between times. Dr. Gibbons says that I will probably get over that trouble in three or four weeks, but that I must rest most of the time: and that it is caused by "undue pressure on the spinal nerves, ect."The old Doctor came here yesterday morning and will stay until tomorrow: visit going on very pleasantly, though Grandma steadily maintains her own view of affairs. He brought a nice black setter puppy, very playful with which baby is greatly pleased, and she had become quite friendly to the doctor.Grandpa always drives with me, and it keeps him busy enough, looking after 2 ranches, but he does not complain, in fact I have not heard him
1885 Aug 23
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