Marie A. Fisk
and keep up courage knowing that there is a blessed reunion and after all the years are short. Was much entertained in reading your story of the Boyhood in Scotland in the Atlantic for November, and shall watch with much anticipation for every installment of your life history. None can be more interesting than the November number. Just imagine the little three year old boy [setting?] off to school; then the little chaps in their games of "scootcher." It is all very delightful. I do hope you will come and see me again. Won't you?Very cordially,Marie A. FiskNovember sixteenth.Pasadena Cal.510 W. California St.[letterhead]My dear Mr Muir:Lowell informed me that you called at the house while I was away. I am indeed sorry to have missed seeing you. I went East for two months and had a very happy trip. I went across the continent with Mr Kellogg his daughter Ellen and that very companionable lady whom you christened "Winnie Skylark," so you can be assured that I enjoyed the05300
journey very much. I visited Buffalo, friends up in Canada then back to Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and last but not least New York City where I was happy indeed for it is like home yet altho' so many old friends are gone, as are the dear huband and son with whom I used to enjoy so much, I had my dear daughter in law with me. and met so many who were connected with my former life in New York and there is so much of interest in that metropolis asI really found it I dreaded leaving it all and coming way across to my lonely home here. But Nature in California is kinder to one as age comes on. and the blood chills, there are many attractions in this land of so much sunshine, and there are kind hearts every where. When one has lived to see their loved ones pass over into the "better land", the only thing left to comfort is the pleasure to be found in books and the joys wh. are common to every one
1912 Nov 16
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.
Fisk, Marie A., "Letter from Marie A. Fisk to John Muir, 1912 Nov 16." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6395.
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