Roland, Linda & G[eorge] Hansen


[John Muir]


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JOY, AFFECTION and CONTENTMENT--symbolizing CHILDHOOD, YOUTH and AGE--should grow and follow one the other. And so do these bulbs. Plant as soon as received. And if a child of Berkeley should have strayed to pastures covered with white garments in winter time, let him keep his bulbs planted in window boxes, with a bright look outside and in.[1]In this space the Children of Berkeley can note the day of planting and of flowering of the different kinds. And on the day of harvesting the bulbs they will do well to read the Thanksgiving sermon recorded in Deuteronomy XXVI.Dear Father,It is rather out of place for us to be saving Thanksgiving-time. But the Children of the afflicted City have swarmed to us so abundantly that we run short of folders, though the issue was much increase of Let, therefore, please, this one serve for all of your House, and let the little Children, the "yet" Children do the planting. of the bulbs in the schools here.Since you and Wanda know our little household, it shall not prove difficult for you to recognize us three as the characters of the verses as well as the Bible-quotations. Please, explain it thus to dear Helen, who, we trust, is all herself again.I have been on poor behavior for several months past, and have caused the good mother much trouble and exertion of love. But I am "overcoming" again, and soon shall be in possession of my inheritance.Thanksgiving and love from[illegible]"Except ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."Math. XVIII, 3.Roland Hansen03766


[Berkeley, Calif.]

Date Original

1906 Autumn


Original letter dimensions: 15.5 x 47 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 0491

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