J. E. Calkins
4you can find a [prime?] article here, and you may rest firmly assured your welcome will be as warm as we shall know how to make it. It will feel to you a good deal like living in a bureau drawer, after the large freedom of the big old house at Martinez, but what we lack in roominess we should hope to make up to you in warm-heartedness. At your convenience. If you feel like coming to a poor place like this, among folk too simple to help you or harm you, after rioting in opulence in the palaces of the Caesars, why091933I am meeting with some success in coaxing my little bunch of orange and lemon trees to burgeon and bear, and I have shaken away the last of the old brain paralysis, I belive, that used to possess me, tending them. It is great medicine to get one's feet in the dirt, and come in to every meal covered with the grime and dust of toil. The country here is beautiful, the climate, especially in the winter, is delightful, the water is pure and soft, and the neighbors - some of them - are the finest folk on earth. If you want a sunny, summery calm retreat from the fog and rain and mud of Martinez09193
1908 Nov 18
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