[Helen & Wanda Muir]
Mays, Jan. 16, 1906.
Darlings, I got your letter (Helen's) yesterday evening which refreshed my heart.
Her is 30 apiece for you, express order. I began to think you might need a little money when your letter showed I was right. A heavy S.E. gale is blowing & with slight abatements has been for four days. 7 inches of rain has fallen & no sign of clearing. The eucalyptus trees are chanting & clapping their leafy hands gloriously, so are the farmers & merchants & most everybody save a few insane growlers who fear the floods will sweep all the land & life of the state to the sea & are praying deliverance from a wet death. Dont go near that quicksand river!!, & do I beseech you watch against taking colds & chills every minute. Dry toast your blankets every night & sleep in the cottage whenever there is the least hint of any sort of storm. Thus bravely you will fight your way to breezy life-giving summer.
I think that the cherry orchard had better be planted to muscat instead of Tokay
1906 Jan 16
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Reel 16, Image 0043
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