Charlotte [H. Kellogg]
The Carmel Christmas days are cold and brilliant. Someday I am really going where I can be warm day after day after sunshiny day. Are you in that kind of country now?I wrote to Helen some time ago, but have not heard from her. I hope that she & her babe and Wanda and her babes are having happy holidays.Be wise and careful of your strength, dear lover of rivers and skies and trees. We want to see you strong when you come back.We shall be here again about August. And you? Jean sends you a big hug and a kiss. We are going to fix a little tree for her to-night. She says heaps of words and walks nicely if we hold one hand.Much love from us all.CharlotteCarmel, 24th DecemberDearest friend of oursOur greeting comes to you late because we have been in the midst of quarantines and fumigations and general difficulties these last two weeks.The day we were to start for London, the good nurse with whom Jean was to stay here in this little cabin to avoid a shutin London winter, came down with Erysipelas. Vernon had already left for S. F., but my brother caught him at the station. I quarantined the house, put in a trained nurse and doctor and bundled my precious off to Oakland to mother's. Since then we have been waiting to see that Mrs. C.05134
[1911 ?] Dec 24
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