[Helen & Wanda Muir]
2 lots in Pacific Grove though he complained he was broke when settling with me & begged a few hundreds for sweet charity's sake. A queer poor [illegible], also cunning. I sent them a package of books. Pilgrim's Progress to Ette, Think of her joyful physiognomy on receiving the grand old story!!! [Arthur?] is expected home in 3 or 4 days. The cherry orchard by the adobe is all cleared & plowed, what do you want planted there, Bartlett pears or Tokay? Your letter Wanda came yesterday & the Santa Fe [pass?] will probably arrive by today's mail. Everybody makes kind inquiries about you, & [illegible] & s[illegible]ver at mention of zero nights in [tents?] May wants the great Tomamana deed done in her home. It make me tremble more than zero weather of the Obi[illegible] Desert about the [coal bankers?]. I saw Mr Stoddart yesterday He anxiously inquired about your health Helen, I told him you looked perfectly well & cheerful & often laughed ringingly. He replied "Oh yes Helen always laughs" Heaven bless you darlings. Never for a moment forget to keep dry & warm, dry your blankets every day at the stove & [illegible] [marginalia]
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