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Mary Elizabeth Darrow to Jennie Darrow Moore, August 12, 1905

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Aug. 12. Sat. AM-

Eastman Springs —

Dear Sister,

I hope you wont keep dinner waiting for me to-day. O.G.came over yesterday and insisted on my staying another week, he went- home on my ticket-last night so here I am. I shall stay a few days longer anyway, I have felt-better the last-three days than I have for months before so I know that - I have begun to gain fast. I weigh several pounds more too- This is a beautiful place

and everything to be desired except they put- too much soda in the graham [?]. It does not annoy me as I decline the {?] and eat- the delicious graham bread. We have eggs, cream, milk, peaches & plums in abundance and a fine variety of other foods-, the sweet corn is just- right- now.

The people are all that xxxx xxx one could wish. The place is ideal a great- yard filled with- shady fruit-trees and beautiful flowers. There is a steep bank on two sides of the yard, there are chickens by dozens, a dog who rejoices in the name of [Pupsie?]- he is a Scotch Collie

and there are Jersey cows too — and horses that the girls ride astride when they feel like exercising.

I wish Everett's could come over and see the library which was Mrs. Woodruff's father's — Mr. Eastman's — It- is one of the largest libraries I have seen, with- all the old books papers and magazines that- we used to have. I just - love to look over [?] The books and papers. The house is filled with- ancient furniture, mahogany

any & rosewood- [?]- cloth and cane seated —

I am glad I came here for I shall always feel that I know a good quiet- restful spot- to [?]- to when I get tired. how could you and Mr. Moore come over next- week. I will arrange to get you a nice room. It will be about $14 a week for both of you. Do come. Bring Karl if his father & mother will let him come. You need a quiet-week or two just as much as I do. You ought to not- go back to school till you have had two or three weeks of perfect

rest. I think two that- it- would do Mr. Moore just- as much good. You would then be both prepared for a good yr's work. Write what day you will be here.

I am sorry to have you give a [?] to my flat- but- if you can send a woman there to clean it- I will be glad. pay You can give Kate the money and let her pay whatever it- costs. If you see Mr. Olson you can give him $5-: as he gave me $5- yesterday. I am sitting

under an appletree writing this letter. Mr. Spalding, a single taxer, and Mr. Church, a lawyer from Evanston are sitting on the porch discussing the progress of mankind in general and from their last remark they have evidently arrived at- the conclusion that they haven't progressed any since the flood—

Mr. Spalding was an intimate friend of Henry George and was with- him the night he died. Mr. S. & his wife came over [?] summer from Chicago to stay a few weeks and they liked it- so well they have not been back since.

If you come bring your guitar. They have a piano and [?]. [?] [?] [?] she is 74 yrs of age. Now do it -. I must close and go to Benton Harbor & mail this before the 11 o'clock train. I just walk down thru the orchard get on the [?] and ride away thru peach and apple trees. Do come Mr. Olson says Hubert makes his (Mr. O's bed every day. He seems to like to have him there. Tell Karl I will write to him.

I am glad to hear that Kate is able to walk to the Lake. Give her my love and all the rest-.

O! Jennie wont you mail my letters to me.

Affectionatly -

Mary -

Eastman Springs


Mrs. Jennie Darrow Moore

6260 Jackson Park Av.


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