[Ann Gilrye Muir]
Annie [L. Muir]
[in margin: 538]
Mrs Parry has just sent over to say that a prayer meeting would be held at their house tonight so I intend to go as we have a path shovelled over to their gate_
Give my best respects to Mrs Strenzel and Wanda and all the friends
hoping they are all well
 [embossed letterhead]
Portage Jany. 21st 1886 Dear Anne I am very glad to know that your health was improved so much since you left Portage, you must feel quite encouraged and what a comfort it must be to spend the winter among fruits and flowers-
We are having quite a severe winter we have a great deal of snow, and the side walks are only [jt meaning just?] usable where the snow plough has gone through in some places the snow is up to the garden fences
and think of the cold being 23 and 25 below zero and still we can keep warm but it requires a good deal of effort to do so I find my parlor bed room very comfortable at present we are having a visit with John Reid he looks well and comfortable and seems to enjoy meeting with his many old time friends_ Miss Curtis called and wished to be kindly remembered to you and also Mrs Parry. "Carrie' has been home for a month and is much improved in apearance she likes Drummond and the people there very much
she has now returned to the scene of her labors On Christmas day we had "David" and his family to dine with us, and the day was [planned?] very pleasantly_ I received some very pretty Christmas gifts, "Annie Muir" has been taking lessons in painting from "Lillie Maine" and their Parlor is being decorated with her work she paints very nicely
You [will?] if I get out to church I have been there once in four weeks and dont get down town very often but I am satisfied to stay at home when the weather is so cold
1886 Jan 21
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from [Ann Gilrye Muir] to Annie [L. Muir], 1886 Jan 21." (1886). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1660.
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