Letters from Windermere by Cole Harris







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The view from our house will be perfect. We are about 300 or 400 ft. above Toby Creek and only about 50 yards from it horizontally, so we look down a semi-precipice across a valley, up and down the creek, round the big curve of the creek to high hills two or three miles off. Above these hills, forming the background to the whole, are the Selkirks—snow-clad mountains about perhaps thirty miles away but appearing only five or six miles off. The country all round is thick with patches of thin fir trees.

P. finds this very trying as he, of course, is always on the tick. I say we shall get like it soon, but I am reminded that I am not a civilian's wife in this case as in so many others. R. office yesterday. " "No more than a cow knows about Sunday," was the reply. He was just off Letters from Windermere 19 to England to bring out a family of five! He has bought a lot of land and ordered his house. His wife is staying in Wilmer to look after things and pick up the ways, which I assure you are totally different.

EMPRESS OF IRELAND II APRIL, 1912 Dear Mrs. Ox ley, We will probably reach Halifax tomorrow and though Daisy has written you a long letter you will probably want one from me too, to say how Daisy is. For the first twenty-four hours we had perfect weather, and up to that time all went well. Beyond refusing to read her letters and telegrams that awaited us on the ship I don't think she showed any signs of homesickness, and was always keenly looking forward to each day of the journey. We have had a first-rate voyage, and with the exception of one day no signs of roughness, but always a big swell which has made several people ill and prevented nearly all the ladies from attending meals.

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