Celia J. Galloway


John Muir


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[3]We have had a great many dark, gloomy, misty days. For days we have not seen the sun until today. And so there are numerous cases of Grippe, Pneumonia, and all kinds of lung troubles.I'd rather it would be 20[degree symbol] below, all the time, for I dearly love cold frosty weather,--snapping, cold days when the snow crunches under your feet and your breath almost freezes solid in front of you! That's what I like, and then is when I enjoy living.These raw, damp, chilly days, made us01770[4]feel gloomy and cross,--and life is a burden instead of a delight.Anna and baby Kenneth have been with us since before Christmas. Kenneth is getting to be a big, bright boy, and is very good.His eyes are getting bigger and blacker, and everything he sees is a perfect wonder to him.I've been teaching him to make some faces; I might be in better business, might I not?But then, you see, I get so tired of that stupid little box, down01770


Portage, Wisconsin

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