Helen [Muir Funk]
Martinez,Cal — August 2, i9ii 190Dear Papa:Your nice letter of July 29th came a few minutes ago and I am so glad to hear from you. We are well, all three of us,and enjoying the change and the good fruit, tho "both Buel and I are "beginning to feel shut in "by the hills and so many trees. But it is doing us good , and the weather keeps warm and sunny, and not a "bit like the fogey days of June a year ago. We eat and sleep splendidland I have felt no hint of cold or old trouble and am confident that I am as sound as any one. How I wish you could see our little boy with his pink cheks and bright eyes and ready smile. Ione is here for the week, and is charmed with Muir and likes to carry him around and talk to him. Wanda is pretty well. The two "boys are well and lively and little John thinks the "ba"by is lovely. He told Wanda that Muir was his "balay, that Aunt Helen was taking care of it for him. I have put up some fruit to take home to the dosort, and enjoy the work.I am glad the Yosome to book is so nearly off yours hands,and better still that you are standing the hard work so well and can keep comfortable. And so you start on your long journey on the I5th, God keep you safe. May you keep well and enjoy this great now part of the world as much as you did well Zealand with its wonderful forests. write when you can, and give me your first address as soon as you know what it will "be. I will write once more "before you sail.Lovingly alwaysHelen.05085
1911 Aug 2
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
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