Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
[in margin: 542]
Portage April 21st. 1888
Here is your birthday, and I congratulate you, and wish you many very happy days and years of life
It seems very wonderful to me that I should be spared to see three of my children over fifty years of age
This brings me face to face with realities making me to see and feel very plainly that my span of life is nearly accomplished
I thank my Heavenly Father that I can look forward with much more pleasure than I can look backward although I have enjoyed many blessings adn comforts all my life long Much of my happiness has been from my family, all the absent ones remember me with much kindness and my mind often wanders among you all
A few days ago I called on Mrs Goodyear she told me Annie looked well but she thought you looked tired I hope you will not continue writing too closely
Mrs. G_ told me she had quite a visit with Joanna, she hired a hack and took them to several places they wished to go
I hope all the family are well.
Give my kindest wishes to all
1888 Apr 21
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.
Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir] to John Muir, 1888 Apr 21." (1888). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1758.
Reel 05, Image 1018
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