Nell has another baby, another girl, she is called Grace Lee. I am going to Sudbury to see her and the children soon. It is a long way to go but Pa says the train journey makes it possible now. I am very excited to be going, it will be a holiday for me.
A Visit to Sudbury, Fall 1893
It was hard to leave Nell and her family. The town of Sudbury is very rough and seems far away from everyone and everything. But Nell is happy and busy. Her practice takes in the town and a large part of the surrounding area. She has traveled to see her patients on an odd railway car called a pumper. You can see the rails beneath you as the men pump it along. It is better than going by canoe with all the portages she says. TJ worries about her health especially now that she is expecting another little stranger.
Calderwood will seem very tame after Sudbury but I have many friends and I like my teaching fine. I am independent and earning a good salary now, but I may look for a new place to board where I can have a larger room and my own stove.