Awbury 8 mo 21st 1862Dear Frank,We heard from Hettie Stokes yesterday, taht you were all pretty welland enjoying yourselves I hope. Father + motherwere here this morning to say farewell, mother seems a little timid about bathing as neithershe nor father are very strong, I think theeand Edgar will have to assist them betweenyou; give my love to the children, and tell Lillie + Chellie I hope they will do all theycan to make it pleasant for grandma as she is a little out of spirits and I hopethe sun-bathing will do her good as willa change of scene. Do be careful not totake mother out in the heavy breakers tobathe, as she seems to have a dread ofgoing far into the ocean.We are doing as well as can be expectedI am gaining strength gradually. Suespent yesterday with me and
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