J. E. Calkins
far lessdisagreeablethan a like temperature at thebeach. Also, there are onlya few hourse, in themiddle of the day,whenit gets hot.The cool strikes usearly in the afternoon, unless onexceptionaldays,and the nights are fine in the coldest as wellasthe hottest weather. Thewinterisdelightful,the rains quickly clearing away,with rare daysfollowing them.But perhapsyouareas familiar with all of this asI can possibly be, so Ishall not lecture on theweather.
Youwould be farther from Yosemiteat this place than you areat Martinez,but your daughter would be onlya little more than 1oo miles distant,and itwould be easy to visit her; and she would always be as welcome as yourself, of course, if you came here.
Anyhow here is the scheme, and you are to do with it as pleases you. It seems to me that, if you are willing, we can make itwork,and work well.
Jan. 3.I have beeninterrupted and delayed in the writing of this letter till its production has coveredseveral days. In the meantime I have received your letter,enclosing circulars relative to the San Francisco grab.I shall be only too glad to do what I cando for Hetch-Hetchy. I must say that you are extremely kind to saysuch fine things of my small efforts in that directionin the autumn of I9o7.Ihopewe may again besuccessful in getting that selfish enterprise hung up, as it deserves to be.Ifwe had the money that theseSan Franciscans have,so we couldmakea good broad fight of it, as well as a hot one,We could beatthem off the earth.If I had nothing to do for the comingtwo months but organizeeffortagainst them Iam sure I could beat them anyhow, using no moneybutthe price ofa little postage and stationery. Weshall hope for the best. Meantimethe familyjoin me in kindest regards and hopes for your continued welfare, and Iam, as ever,
1908 Dec 30
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