Sarah M[uir] Galloway


John Muir


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[8]the dishes generaly if she is well enough. You ask how mother and Annie also Joanna are off for money. It seems rather queer to have given you such a long string about myself and house affairs first, which I fear you will be tired of before you get through, but you put it that way and I commenced at the beginning. Well David knows better about what Mother has, than I do, but she always looks nice, and comfortable and well dres[illegible], her rooms are cozy and comfortable and no matter what stir or hurry may be going on in other parts of the house nothing of the kind enters there, she reads her papers5 [9]and books and receives her company, if she wishes the children a while, she enjoys them (she just loves the baby) and if she gets tired, she has quiet again, she keeps her rooms in order with help from Annie sometimes, if anything extra is required she gets other help, then her expenses for living are small, so if there is no great income neither is there any great [outlay?]. I think mother enjoys unusually good health for a person of her age, she has a little of her old trouble once in a while, but her simple remedy always helps her, I am so glad that she can go out and enjoy her friends, if01489


Portage, Wis.

Date Original

1891 Feb 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0069

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Page 5


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