Joanna [Muir Brown]
(1)Kansas City, Mo. Jan. 26, '84Dear brother John-I was very glad to receive another letter from your hand; how cheering are these little messages from our loved ones, and a glimpse now and again into other hearts and homes seems to brighten our own, when the glimpses have sunshine in them. I trust your next effort to visit us will meet with no obstacle in the way, I can scarcely imagine how good it would be to see your face again, and yet I seem to see it distinctly whenever I think of you.(4)[in margin: Walter is in Chicago on business but I expects him soon. Father sends love to you both. Maggie is coming to see us soon. What sort of summers do you have. Are they comfortable as regards warmth or are they very hot. Ethel is well and happy and full of song and is growing as fast as she can.]We have had a very cold winter, much colder than I had any idea of its being in this climate., but I suppose it is universal. the thermometer indicated 26 below zero at one time. I suppose you would not enjoy a Wisconsin winter now.How delightful that your little Wanda can cheer her grandpa and grandma with her sweet baby voice even when they are not with you, I am [sure?] it will be a great pleasure to them. Kiss the dear little one for Auntie J. and give my love to sister [illegible].Ever your affectionate sister Joanna 01124
Kansas City, Mo.
1884 Jan 26
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
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