[in margin: P.S James Murdoch often asks Maggie about you & says he never hears from you]18th Aug. 1913WestfieldDunbarDear John Muir,I am writing for dear Maggie to bear to you the sad news that our dear "Auntie Lunam" - her dear Mother "passed on" on Friday before dawn (15th) She has been - as you will know a great invalid and helpless for over a year but Dr Black told me she had been exempt from pain to the very end. The funeral took place yesterday when many of the Dunbar people who knew, and loved and respected her followed all that remained of the dear Auntie Lunam to her body's resting place. Gilbert Hay was able to come to the funeral - the only relative - James Murdoch is very frail now and not able to venture so far. You know that my husband James is the same age as Auntie Lunam ninety next Decr. She was 90 in Octr and he is in wonderful health in body and mind excepting a stiffness and pain in the joins when he moves05517
1913 Aug 18
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