Louie Strentzel Muir


[John Muir]


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[4]I suppose you will have to stay awhile with your sisters to settle up their affairs. As Celia is at home perhaps Sarah and Annie will remain in the same house.How strange and sad and lonesome everything will seem to you all without the beloved Mother. But oh how much cause for thankfulness there is that kind Fate led you home in time for that last happy visit with her, a blessed week to be remembered all your life.Though so far away, our heartfelt prayers will be with you and our dear sisters through the weary hours of the funeral day.May our Heavenly Father abide with you all and bless and guard you forever.Louie Strentzel Muir.[1]Martinez CaliforniaJune 25, 1896My beloved husband.My heart is sore today over thinking of your sad return to your mother's home, instead of the youful one we had hoped for, and of Wanda's sorrw that she could not go to the dear grandmother who so longed to see her.Mother has been very unwell and miserable for the past two weeks, so none of us could think of leaving her for she too is growing old: and she craves for Wanda to be near her more than ever. We ahve been with Aunt Margaret much as we could to try to cheer her from her grief and truly she has been quiet and brave.02111


Martinez, California

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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