Louie [Strentzel Muir]
3[letterhead]Its so perfectly ridiculous I have ad least had a good laugh out of it. "The toughness of the skin makes a difference" etc. - should thing it would. The air has been sulphurous all day & noisy as a battlefield. Heard some band musci but kept my room & saw not the procession. Hope your finger is not going to be seriously sore & that the babies are well. I feel nervous about them after reading about thsoe geological snakes of John Muir. Give my love to Cousin Fannie013522[letterhead]& tell her to help watch the children while Im away. My room is better than last & I might at length feel at home with my Puget sound scenery had I not sun & had nerves shaken with those Gila monsters - I hope Ill survive though the Examiner makes me say "If the poison gets into them it takes no time at all to kill them" (the hogs) & my skin is not as think. Remember me to Grandma Grandpa & the babies & tell them not the sad story of the snakes of Fresno. Ever yrsJohn Muir01352
Grand Hotel, San Francisco, Cal
1889 Jul 4
Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.
Reel 06, Image 0119
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