Awbury. 9 mo. 2. 1901My Dear Daughter & GranddaughterThis is Laborday & I propose to celebrate the occasion by taking up the laborious work of trying to apologize for waiting so long before answering your letters, & then trying to kill two birds with one stone-- but after all-- my precious child, I have no apology to give you-- so to maintain a golden silence will be my best course.Tom & I went to town to see a man on some business & found the station & streets crowded with throngs of country people trying to get in & city people trying to get out. The greatest pleasure of life nowadays seem to consist in being restless & dissatisfied. The city folks who could see the parade without much trouble seek to the country to see the flowers & trees. while the country folks who have tired of these simple pleasures crowd to the city willing to stand on the curbstones for two or
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