Annie L. M[uir]
Dear Sister Louie
I found a letter from you also during my rainy-day review. It was dated Oct. 28-1898. In it you said that having begun a letter to me you [felt?] if [there were dozens?] of things that you would like to tell me about but as your fingers & eyes were tired you would leave it all for a rainy-day letter - I hope your rainy day will come soon. My rainy-day has gone by - It was yesterday - & the sunshine floods the room in which I am writing- A perfect day - The foliage & the grass a lovely rich green - as we have had no frost yet - And an Autumn hush in the air. It is the middle of the afternoon - but as I am not feeling much better today, I have not been out all day But the glory of the day seems to [illegible] to me.
The Wells family & Mr [Gowran?] speak highly of the Alhambra Valley. But they do not seem very strongly attracted to that country generally. They went at a wrong time. It looked very brown & dry [to?] them - They were glad to see the green [illegible] again - but it will not last long. It will soon be all white again - But then the rich bright spring-time will follow. How lonely your home must seem without Wanda! I have a very warm place in my heart for Wanda & Helen. But they are still little girls.- I do not think I ever told you how much I enjoyed the Book, you sent me - "When all the woods were green" so vividly was it written that I almost felt myself one of the party. - I will write to Sarah [&?] all the others soon - Love to [all?] from your Sister Annie L. M.
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
Muir, Annie L., "Letter from Annie L. M[uir] to Louie [Muir], [ca 1903 ?]." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2734.
Reel 13, Image 0940
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