Sister Mary [Muir Hand]
2her visits here has done for her & then make up your mind to come. Have you painted that Helen or Wanda portrait you spoke of in your last letter I think it would be a nice thing to do. We have Wanda painted in oil. It is beautiful but rather rough looking for so young a subject. Watercolors would I fancy be better for delicate baby faces. You have not sent the photographs of your children lately. Those boys must have grown into quite large chappies since I saw them in Kansas City & one of your children the baby we have not seen at all. As to our everyday aims & doings I have written them all to the Portage part of the family & you will learn them there [in margin: Give my kind regards to Willis. May you find the happiest home place Ever your affectionate brother John]
1889 Nov 30
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