Sierra [Wanda Muri 7]
Now - He has a very young lady caller and has taken her outdoors. The pictures (my photos) came safely and I have sent Mr Carter his cheery pictures. I also received your postal and Papa's cheery letter - both did me good. It made me feel so much better to know Mama still feels a little more comfortable. I'm afraid you didnt get one of my letters till a day later, as No 7 (the overland at 4.40, you know) was late yesterday due to a washout in Kansas. No 7 carries all the San Francisco mail from this part of the land. Isn't it too bad you cant make them drop off my letters at Muir instead Adamana, Arizona, July 31 - 05Dear Sierra - "Bless your heart I love you in the same old way." Just when I most need those things - when I longed for gingerbread, when my "Arizona hair" demanded a comb - my "desert fingernails" a nail brush, etc etc, here came all the things I most desire. Just as I was eating my lunch alone, little Miss Sykes the agent brought up the box.Since I wrote I can put in good words for the school marms I put down as "cranky old maids" for though thats partly what they were06227
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