were over here day before yesterday and May is over here today. Aunt Margaret is feeling pretty well
May brought a long letter from Grandma Muir for us to read, she and the rest of the family were quite well.
When are you coming home dear Papa? I wish we could all go to Yosemite to stay with you, for I am afraid this valley will seem awfully dusty and warm after the cool green mountains.
Your loving daughter
My dear Papa
We received the letter you wrote to me and the dear little flowers that were in it. I wish I could see them growing and all the other beautiful ones that I know grow up in the mountains, and the big trees and rocks and birds and cascades and the brilliant stars you told us about a few nights before you left. How did the meteors
look up there? It was so cloudy here that we could not see them at all.
It has been very warm and dusty here for several days but we are all well. Grandma is much better and walked around the pavement yesterday.
I do not see how you managed to do so much hard walking with nothing to eat except crackers and chocolate especialy when you slept among bears and rattlesnakes on a boulder so we were glad to hear that you were camping
with people who gave you plenty to eat and I suppose blankets
Did you see any wild sheep up in the mountains and were there many strawberries or other wild berries where you have been?
Our little puppy is growing fast and is learning to know his name and also how to tear up flowers and anything else he can reach.
Some of the sweet water and little black grapes over at the other place are ripe.
Uncle David Aunt Ette and Miss Kennedy
1895 Aug 25
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25. cm.
Muir, Wanda, "Letter from Wanda Muir to [John Muir], 1895 Aug 25." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3130.
Reel 08, Image 1133
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