Annie L. Muir
usual again and will perhaps write to you herself before very long. The rest of us are in our usual health. Poor J. is still rather worried and anxious, but gets more money than before. She feels her position keenly and unkind remarks reach her ears sometimes which are hard to bear. but on the whole she bears up bravely.
With heart-felt love, and best wishes, Your Sister
Annie L. Muir
Portage, Wis. May 30th
My Dear Brother John.
Your good letter came safely. Was so glad to hear from you again. I am sorry to say that Mother has not been at all well for several weeks past. Not very ill. Not even confined to bed. but still not well. I wrote to Dan at first diagnosing the case as carfully as I could, and he sent a presecription which seemed to help her. But one
morning she had a sort of faintness come over her which lasted for several hours, and then I thought it safer to call in one of the doctors here.
He thought an inactive condition of the liver was the cause of her trouble, and gave her medicine accordingly and she is almost well again. Mother is now eighty-two years of age, and I am always more or less alarmed when she is not in her usual health.
Mr. & Mrs. Alverson made us a nice visit when they returned from California and we almost felt as if we had gotten a little
glimpse of those so dear to us in the Alhambra Valley. Mrs. A. spoke of Wanda & Helen, and of Louie too, and thought they out to see Grandma Muir, and also that she ought to see them and made this remark, which I cannot get out of mind. "They must not wait too long for Grandma Muir is not going to stay always." I do think, John, that it would make her very happy to see your family and I am sure that it would make the rest of us happy as well.
Do not feel too anxious about Mother for I think she is about as well as
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Muir, Annie L., "Letter from Annie L. Muir to [John Muir],  May 30." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3100.
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