Annie L. [Muir]


Wanda & Helen [Muir]


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[2]music to lead them and as it was raining very lightly at that time they looked very happy, and it was a pleasure to see them. Ethel & Bessie Bowen were there, and even little Bernice marched with the others, so that she did not sit near her Mamma & I, and when she got tired of sitting & staying there she concluded to go home to Grandma's. So out she went when the rain was pouring down. We did not see her go, and when we got home there was a strange looking little figure in one of Aunt Sarah's wrappers, all draped up in queer fashion.Aunt Sarah said she was so[3]wet when she came in that she had to strip her and manage the best way she could.It is past six o'clock now and the sun is shining out, and Portage itself is decorated. The trees & grass are so beautifully green & sparkling with rain drops and the roses & syringia have burst into bloom, with some pansies & other plants, I am sure your eyes would sparkle with pleasure if they could see just what mine see from this window, at which I am writing. I sincerely hope that you may some day.


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

circa [ca. 1895] May 30


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1021

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Page 2


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