Wolfe, Linnie Marsh
Excerpt letter from Helen Muir to Linnie Marsh Wolfe - 2/26/43 PAPA'S STUDY: There was one picture taken of Papa at his desk, (the flat top one he used for writing set in the north windows) -(-Bote: This desk was given to Yosemite toy Thos. R. Hanna, and later returned to Muir house, jhc) The roll top was used only for pictures, specimens, odds and ends he had picked up on his trips, and the drawers for photographs and note books.) with some of his hook cases ia the background. It was taken by a local photographer about 1897, I think. KELEH & WAMDA MEET PAPA; From the time I could run, I guess, I always went down the walk from the house to the packing house at the foot of the hill, when I saw Papa start up toward the house. This was when I was under five years, living in the house on the "upper ranch". There used to be a concrete walk from the house down through a long grape arbor to the packing house. Wanda and I would watch for Papa to start up the walk, then down we ran into his arms. After we moved to the big house on the hill, after Grandpa Strentzel's death, we always watched for Papa coming in his buggy from town, and ran as far as the creek bridge, to climb in the buggy and ride up the driveway with him, except on wet rainy nights, of course, when we listened eagerly for his step on the front porch and threw open the door for him. It was on such a night that after I had my kiss, he told me to put my hand into his overcoat pocket and "find something" -~ a little terrier puppy, Tawny.
[San Bernardino, Calif.]
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