[John Muir, Louie and Helen Muir]
Berkeley. Feb. 11.
Dear Papa and Mama and Helen
Yesterday we all had a fine walk up to Grizzly Peak. We had intended to go to S but most of the girls wanted to go up on the hills so we went there instead. I had heard so much about its being a "terribly hard walk" that I expected something tremendous but only found a very easy, pleasant walk the teachers and all but five of the girls were very tired and said they could go no farther by the time we were about half way up. Miss Head said that if I would promise to take care of the others and see that they did not get hurt, we could go on to the top. We did and that was the best part of the walk. The hills here are bare and not nearly as pretty as the ones at home but there is a beautiful view from the top and there are a great many flowers. I did not find anything different from what we have except wild currant bushes, with pretty pink blossoms.
I wish that you could have been along too, it seemed so good to be out on the hills again after having been in the house so much. The girls that went to the top are coming home with me sometime and then we can have some more good walks and you can go with us then It is time to start church now so I must finish my letter latter My roommate is still quite sick, a great many of the girls have very bad colds. I have a slight one but it is nothing serious. I don't see what can be the matter with us for we have had real summer weather for the last too weeks and there seems no excuse at all for being sick. How are you? Don't worry about me for I am alright. My oranges are all gone and I would like some more very much, I also want some money. about twenty dollars. I am so glad that the days are getting so much longer for I will be able to have so much more time at home next time I come I think that I will come home on Wednesday
evening the twenty first, just a little over a week. How are all the wild flowers, are they in bloom yet. We brought back so many yesterday that we could not find any thing to put them in. I have mine in the wash bowl and pitcher, but I intend to get a big vase the next time I go to the city. I must learn my lessons for tomorrow now, so good bye.
Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.
Muir, Wanda, "Letter from Wanda [Muir] to [John Muir, Louie and Helen Muir], [1900 ? ] Feb 11 ." (1900). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4234.
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