Louie Strentzel Muir


Sarah Muir Galloway


I have still some sprays and leaves I gathered at your place, also a bunch of pine needles from the Yosemite that John gave me and a few other specimens in a vase made from a gourd that grew on our farms. It stands in my bedroom and though brown and old I have not felt that I could throw them away yet. Where tempted to do so I just blow the dust away and put them back in with his eyes sparkling flowers, flowers, his name for flowers, he was so delighted see my them in the yard. [Marjorie] is a dear wee girlie she will be recently five months old, she will lie for hours playing and happy and is growing so nicely. I went out to their home in July and staid three days. The country looked better than I expected after so much dry weather but it has been so long continued I fear the crops will not turn out very well generally the fruit is a failure on account of frosts in the spring. The Portage people who visited with you all in the spring were delighted with the country and the Valley especially. I suppose you will know that Mr & Mrs Foster also their daughter have settled at Los Angeles. Mrs Foster is a sister of my husband. I hope she may be able to visit you some time, I am sure you would like her. We will miss her very much here. Mother had a letter from Maggie since John left home and we were glad to hear of you. Each day I pray that the blessing of the Lord may rest upon you all. Very affectionately Sarah M. Galloway.




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