|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1887/02/11|
|Scope & Content||
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[Thomas S. Mount
Counselor at Law
Suffolk Co., N.Y.]
Feb 11 1887
My dear Mac,
You say truly "there is no death" - as that word is popularly considered. There is perpetual life to those who would live, but yet there are changes and it takes a great deal of sorrow to become reconciled to some of them.
Your letter and Daisy's were very kind and reached the heart. She is a dear girl and I love her for the letter she sent. I know mother's sympathies are ours in this great change.
Life is almost broken down. She expended a great deal of her vitality in doctoring mother during the last summer & she gave her some kind of bath for the eruptions she had at the doctors directions and this exhausted a wasted Life? very much. So when winter came and this sudden flu with it she was very ill prepared for the extra _. She is a little better ______a very sick person herself now.
The winter is fearfully trying. Extremes of heat and cold follow each other in rapid succession. To day the______ is above 55". The wind has since broken out from the N.W. and a blizzard is upon us. Temperature this morning will probably _ near zero. We look for spring awishingly and with it hope for better health and spirits. When I think of it at all it seems indeed all right. We have not seen mother demented. There was no giving up. The same bright intelligent quick, beautiful woman she was when her portrait was painted which hangs in the parlor. Only wiser & stronger & better & more liberal. She was never old and I'm glad of it. She did not get sick from exposure _ cold nor become wasted. The doctor said she had no disease. It was an accident breaking of something which allowed blood to __upon the brain and for it there was no treatment, no remedy. _it is the way that many advanced in age go - So let it be with me, and let me too be as ready, and leave now to suffer others _we do now in ______-
My love to Walter & Daisy & to you