John Muir


Helen [Muir Funk]


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covered with macadam and soon, I think, it will make a very pleasant place for you to spend a month or two in fruit time.I am feeling pretty well but find that I take a little cold every time I venture down to the city, and I really dread the long ride to Daggett and fancy that by being very careful I may get through the winter here without grippe. Still if a block of very good weather should come I may venture to make a comparatively short visit for everything goes to rack and ruin up here whenever I am absent for a few months, and as you know all my books are up here and moving them seems like a desperately hard job. I have already got the book in rough shape but it will not be finished before spring. It is too bad that when there are only three of us that we should necessarily live apart. There is no one in the house but myself. If I could only have you and Wanda as in the lang syne it would be lovely. But such thoughts and backward looks are all in vain in family arrangements. Wanda's four children are all well. Ione had a baby the other dayin the Oakland hospital. Wanda was with her, the beginning of another happy family of boys. Write soon and tell me what you think of this scrawl.Ever your devoted father,[illegible]


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Dec 3


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