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with us children -- I do think you must have
been sorely tried with us -- Hope you will be
recompensed for it -- You have our grateful
remembrance for your many kindnesses to us

Alphonsine has a large nice home about 32
miles from here -- She has a large family of
Summer boarders at present, who go out into
the country for a change from the noise of the
Cities -- She has some from San Jose, Oakland
and San Francisco -- She keeps two girls -- Her
daughter is here being treated for kidney trouble
Is able to be up around but is in bad health
Their youngest son was lately married and is
living in a new house, built near his father's
He will continue to work his father's farm --
They have all kinds of fruit and berries, grown
here, vegetables and their own milk, cream
and butter -- So they live well --

Gulian .V. Pond lives in Belmond, Wright Co. Iowa
He has only a Son and daughter left -- The son
is married and lives near him -- He has one child
The daughter is at home -- I hear she is a lovely
girl a very sweet singer -- They are all well and
getting along well -- Gulian has a nice home
there -- Brayton and family are in Chicago --
He has a son and daughter married, and son
and daughter at home single -- Uncle, Dr. Don's
Carrie and Fred also live there --

We have had an unusually cool Spring with late
showers -- Some of the hay that was cut has been
damaged and some of the cherries, but their [there]
is plenty that have not, and fruit of all kinds
have had to be thinned on the trees, they were so
over-loaded. Mr. Crawford has today been thinning
our apples, pears, plums apricots, our orange
trees are not over-loaded -- This city is situated
in the very rich beautiful Santa Clara Valley. I
wish you could see it -- and our lovely roses and
other flowers -- They are beyond description of my
poor pen -- Allie would write to you if she
did not have so much work and care -- I hope I
shall be more ready to write in the future --

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