Louie Strentzel Muir
Roland, Linda, and G. H.
Aug. 23e., 1904. Dear Mrs. Muir, We send you a bright patch and sample of the Royal robe of Scarlet that clothes our Home. The good wife selected it, the child places it in the envelope, and I seal it with a drop of Holy water of gratitude. Please, ask your good husband not to write such words to me as in his last lines. It might bother the Lilies of the Field to learn about Paint. How well the Almighty Father keeps tracks of dates and of terms. [!!] When the sheen of the first installment of the taxes was slowly rising on the horizon, I said to the good wife, He who filled the vessels of the widow with oil, He has started a messenger for our door. – And soon this Child of God, [and] I fetched vessel after vessel, and we pay the Caesar’s due with the work we are doing. She asked me to lay out her garde[n] for her, I call it working in the master’s vineyard, does it matter which experience them as often as we open our eyes. When you hear the cooing of your Doves next time, listen twice, once for me, and I shall ring a bell for you in our tabernacle in gratitude. Your happy [lot], [Roland], Linda [&] [S.H.]
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Hansen, Linda, "Letter from [Roland], Linda, and G.H. [George Hansen] to Mrs. Muir [Louie Strentzel Muir], 1904 Aug 23" (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6763.
1904 Aug 23 Linda to Mrs Muir
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