Martinez April 28, 1912Dear Katharine HookerHome at last in my old library den. House & home desolate. Nobody in it save a hungry mouse or two, but the garden grounds about it are beautiful, fresh & leafy & rosy rejoicing in brightest springtime overrunning all bounds, surpassing in number & extravagant exuberance those of most of your sunny south gardens at their best, while the Lebanon & Himalaya Cedars & the Australian bushes & trees & the oaks on the hills seem happier than ever.Strange to say both Wanda & Helen want to sell the blessed old place to an Oakland somebody or nobody stranger, so Ive bought it myself for the sake of the memories about it, though the poor wanderer may never be able to make it his home.Love, dear [illegible] friend, to all the clan. Ever, here or there or fateful anywhere,Faithfully affectionately yoursJohn Muir
1912 Apr 28
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