Margaret Rae Lunam
Westfield Dunbar Decr 23d 1913My dear Cousin JohnI received your letter with enclosed order for 100 dollars yesterday. I will cash it & you may be sure it will brighten & cheer many a poor home & for my half of it do accept my heartfelt gratitude, many a grateful tear rolled down my dear Mother's cheek when she used to get it & she wd say John Muir is good to me, when you are so kind I feel I must let you know what our little income is, it is a little over 2 pounds a week, it is the rise in the cost of living & now our leases reach 20 pounds a year that mkes it rather tremendous work to get the ends to meet So I think you will understand what a help 10 pounds is. You do not mention your daughers but I trust they & their dear little children are well & enjoying this Xmas time. I had kind letters from Mrs Galloway & Mrs Brown this mail. Annie Hay tells me she heard from you recently, I was glad to hear you were writing to them, James was 90 on the 15th of the month they were to have a cake & 90 little candles on it.05636
1913 Dec 23
Original letter dimensions: 26 x 20 cm.
Reel 21, Image 1090
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