Daggett, Cal. May 24 -
Dear Papa -
I received your letter enclosing the two money orders - thank you. This is a grand warm morning, 90° now & by noon it will be higher so Im feeling well. Unfortunately Wanda dont enjoy it as much as I do but she is steadily getting better I think. But your plan for her to stay on the desert several months wont work. She is so different from me & cant enjoy just [living?] as I do, & then too while she feels something of the desert's fasination she dont love it as I do. Where I could learn to live content & care-free & be just a little girl Wanda wouldnt be happy - she cant help it - she's simply different. And then she is leaving her two boys - the big one & the little one. We're having a good visit now & it is surely doing her much good, but she intends going to Los Angeles to visit some of her College friends in about two weeks, & from there home. I'll go on getting well & sunburnt - loving my desert & feeling more thankful than ever for my gift of being able to be happy. I think we're going to
have plenty of warm weather now - its nearing June.
Mr Van Dyke got home from San Bernardino yesterday afternoon. Alice Manson sent me more dear flowers by him. Sweet peas & jassimine that make me think of home.
The Funks are well & send their kind regards. They are so good to me.
I must go now & give this to Dick to mail for No. 3.
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 20 cm.
Muir, Helen, "Letter from Helen [Muir] to [John Muir], [1908 ?] May 24." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5431.
Reel 17, Image 0609
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