GEO. HANSENLANDSCAPE ARCHITECT2705 HEARST AVENUE, BERKELEY, CAL.ADVISORY ARCHITECT TO PARK COMMISSIONS,MUNICIPALITIES AND CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONSOct. 22d., 1902.My dear Sir,Your right hand did it, and your left, your daughter's, dispatched it. So to whom am I to address my words of appreciation? Indeed I have an idea that you do not wish words of thanks,- Let them, therefore be unspoken. Only let me report the arrival from some blessed spot to a blessed home a weighty box of delicious grapes. The boy helped the mother open the treasure box, and papa had to do the admiring from his cushioned seat. Ever since we have been eating, and we are still at it. I, the thinker of the family, (like the "Injun," we divide the duties of home, mother choosing the travail of wedded life), took special pleasure in noting the handwriting on the tag. Tell the good daughter, that the tag with the letter of comfort and cheer from her father went into the "Roland collection" in the German "Truhe",. where all keepsakes go to tell the grown up Roland of his babyhood.On the day, of arrival there also came, a large bundle of periodicals. No word with it, it is not needed. But they come pretty regularly, always in the same handwriting, charges prepaid from a man who has a son and loves him, makes a companion of him, and who took a liking to me since he has seen and become to know me.When, I contemplate how rich those are that can give and extend their bounty upon the roof the roof of other, I, almost feel like clamoring: why not are you to rich as they? But as I look around in my heaven at home, I scold myself. I, too, am rich, rich as they and if nothing else, is not a smile a gift, a cheer a blessing? Can I not benefit the cat, the dog through kind words, even if I can no longer go outside and feed Tommy the03080
1902 Oct 22
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