[Louie Strentzel Muir]
she doesn't have concious airs or many fancy trills but seems to be singing perfectly and naturally yet you can hear her glorious voice to the farthest corners of the house. de Reszke and the others are wonderfully fine too. You must try to hear them. I have a ticket for next Saturday night also I would give you that but it is way up in the second gallery. I can either go home next Friday evening and come back Saturday or go home Sunday morning and come back Monday which ever you would rather have me do, but I will surely be home for a little while and then the next week I will be at home for four and a half days. The weather last night was horribly sloppy, both the air
Berkeley Sunday Evening
I have spent a quiet Sunday here today, went to Church in the morning and rested most of the afternoon but it did seem all day as if I ought to see you all during the week I have so little time that I don't think much about it but on Saturday and Sunday my thoughts are always with you even if I am not. O, how I wish that you could have been with me last night at the opera, it was perfectly wonderful and I did enjoy it so much. I like [N?]ordica much better than I did Melba
and the streets were just as wet as they could possibly be. some of the girls who insisted on wearing long skirts were pretty well soaked by the time they reached home but as I wore my thick short skirt and heavy shoes and jacket I didn't mind it at all. Is Aunt Margaret feeling any better than when Helen wrote? And how are you? don't work so hard. It must have been awful for Papa to have so many teeth taken out at once, I hope he is able to eat something besides "spoon vittles" by this time. The box of flowers and good things to eat was much enjoyed I still have a good many nice lemons left and the gereniums are still fresh but all the
other things are gone. Every thing has gone smoothly and pleasantly this week except that Miss Ransom would not let me go to Florence Haydens tea, she lives just a little way from here and I pass there every time I come home and quite often through the week but Miss Ransom felt cross so she told me that as I had nobody to go with I had better stay and study Latin. My lessons have been easy this week so I have been able to learn them without any trouble notwithstanding all the other things that have been going on. I am very well and have not got a cold and am not getting up early in the morning so you need not worry any about me
would get here in time. we want them to decorate for the tea on Wednesday. do not send them unless they can start on the halfpast four train on Tuesday. We expected some other decorations but have just found that we can not get them.
The lights are going out so I will have to stop this scribbling, it seems as if I always have to finish my letters in a dreadful hurry, I thought I had plenty of time tonight but I was interupted several times and and in about a minute the room will be in total darkness so - Good night. Let me know when you think I had better come home.
PS next morning. Could you send me some red berries and any other red and green leaves that would be sure to get here Wednesday noon if you sent them so they would start Tuesday night they
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Muir, Wanda, "Letter from Wanda [Muir] to [Louie Strentzel Muir], [ca. 1900]." (1900). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4370.
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