Yes John I do remember the sunday morning that you and I took the trip up the mountain and down to the [illegible]al [illegible]il falls and reached them just as the sun set and I have often thought that in getting back into the valley that we went in places where if we could of seen it in daylight we would not of gone You always asked me when we were about to start on a tramp if I had tobacco enough to last me you said you did not want me to get short of that as it made me cross & disagreeable and I guess you were right, and another thing I remember about that tramp was that the Ends of my fingers were worn through so they bled. from feeling our way and letting myself down those granite boulders I remember how sore they were when I milked that morningYou say in your last that If I had staid with you you think you might of pushed me a little father along that may be and that is what I wanted someone to push me for you know I was thrown on my own resources from the age of [thirteen?] never knew what a mothers care was and although I had a good Father he could not take a mothers place but dont you think John that you can look back better than you can look ahead for as you say our fate none can foresee but I think I have done as well as the average but have had to work hard I have a good house & wife and boy & girl we never have lost any children and have got some money and have about everything we want Girl married boy I am afraid will be. by the way he wants
1902 Mar 9
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