Helen Muir


Wolfe, Linnie Marsh


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22 boarding with, so we could all have ice cream, Butafter leaving Arizona we had lost track of him. But now he saw Papa and told him he hah learned where I was living by having seen a box of fruit addressed to me at Daggett, in the freight shed at Bakersfield. Well I guess this is all. I keep thinking of littl-A things, and of things Papa said, but do not know if you want them. I realize I have written a lot here that can only help you oy perhaps giving a glimpse of all sides of Papa's nature, and of our life together. If it is of any hlpp, then I am glad. I would appreciate a note or a. card just to let me know that you receive this, for I notice in writing to Johnny in Utah, that it often takes a long time for my letters to reach him, and I do want to know that you get this. When next you see- Jean please tell her I will try and write to her very soon. I owe letters to everyone save my two boys who are away from home, I manage not to disapoint them. Stan is in Los Angeles so he and I ca-V\ talk on the phone often, and that is a comfort, I have just heard that he has been deferred for six months as he is doing important work, building equipment for the a i rpi ane c ompani e s, Do ugl as s, and. Lo ckhe od - Vega. He was disapointed as he felt he should go, but his wife is happy again, I too feel that he is doing his part as much in this important and necessary work as if he v/as in some branch of the service. And of course my mother's heart is thankful. I hope your poor aching head can have a rest one of these days. Do take care of yourself.I hope to hear that you are feeling better. I am so glad you have your "Kitty for keeps" to comfort you, and T am glad for him that he has you. My Peppy has liQen somewhat upset by all this typewriting a.s it has broken up our usual routine, for usually I lie down on the sofa right after breakfast and try to spend two thirds of my day and evening there. So when I started writing for hours at a time Peppy had to be close to me like I was on the sofa and. he on my feet, and. I fixed an arm chair close beside me with a pillow and blanket anu an old soft sweater of mine he likes to snuggle into for comfort when I have to go to the mail box or store, for him to have, and he was about" half satisfied. Tomorrow after this is mailed and I come home and settle down again on the sofa how glad he will be. He is getting old, but I take good care of him, and he now wears a little blue wo at when he first goes, out on chilly mornings, for I notice his little jointsBome- times creak when he gets up, so he needs warmth. I wish you could drop in on me sometimes and read me some of your chapters, like you. did the Hitters. I/h they must have enjoyed it. Have"found a name for the bokk yet? I have often thought about it, but no inspir- at i on has c ome. And now finally I really am drawing to a close. Let me hear from you if you can find time. With love, your friend 092TO


San Bernardino, Calif.

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January 1943

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MSS048 Vb.7

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