Helen Muir


Wolfe, Linnie Marsh


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I found several of Papa,'s letters there that filled in spaces I could not be sure of alone, and they also confiA^ dates of. haft^^p happenings for me, so I can now answer some of the questions better than at the time I first received your letters. I have lain awake many nights trying to remember things you have asked me, it seems my mind is better able to cope with them then and wnen I get started I keep trying to think of more till I am three or four years old and living in the cottage in Alhambra valley with ray dear mother and father again, and Wanda is a little girl playing with me in the old garden.Some scenes are very vivid and clear, and if you were here in the room with me I think I could give you a/pretty clear picture of our home life on "the upper ranch" as the original home place(where the Hannas have been living) was always called after Grandpa Strentzel passed away and we move-lto the big house he had built dn the knoll, the place that later was mine until I had to move to the desert and which Papa always seemed to hope I might sometime come back to. But I will do my best to write instead of talk to you, tho I have wished so many,MATTY times you could be here so when a question came up we could talk £*■ it over instead of writing letters. How before I start taking the questions, I'm going to answer the rest of your two letters. First of all, I was so very glad to get your letter of Jan.28th, with the little spray of Libocedrus in It. I had been afraid you were ill. Your last card receiyed / OcllfP


San Bernardino, Calif.

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January 1943

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MSS048 Vb.7

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