Helen [Muir Funk]
Darling HelenIt is delightful that you are actually growing stoat and plump after coming through so many lean dismal years when half your flesh flow away again and again after short intervals of returning health. I am glad that yon are hawing such fine weather for house building. All sorts of good luck comes to you those days. After a month or more of about the most dismal weather I ever saw in California we have enjoyed balmy sunshine with but little fog, very little frost, for about two weeks. The hills are green and the early plum trees are already in bloom. My cough has all but vanished and like the trees I am awakening to newness of life. To all your dear little family I send ay love and please remember NO with all good wishes to Judge Van Dyke who did so much for us in the dark days of your worst sickness.Ever your devoted father,[illegible]February eleventh.
 Feb 11
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