Cornelius B. Bradley
John Muir,Wanda & Helen Muir
Berkeley, christmas Day, 1905Mr. Muir, Miss Wanda & Helen Muir:Dear Friends:On this glad day of friendship and of reunions my thoughts turn instinctively to you in your exile and loneliness, and I cannot forbear sending you my greeting - too late indeed to be of avail in brightening this day, mournful and lonely as it is, I fear, but a greeting warm and sincere in its goodwill, which will not come amiss, I hope, on any day. I greatly appreciated Mr. Muir's letter of Nov. 8, and rejoiced in its more hopeful news of Helen's state, and its indirect indication that his own spirit was gradually recovering its normal tone, and that his thoughts were turning again to that best medicine and solace of aching hearts - if only they can take it! - work. - And Wanda, loving and efficient, the prop and support the other two, as I picture her, and ministering to either according to his special need; how glad we all are that her fine strength and steadfast heart are there to help you through! We want to know more about you all from time to time, as any one of you can find time and heart to write us a few lines.Mrs. Bradley is really much better; she went to church for the second time yesterday, and was not the worse03665
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