Mike and Tom arrived at South Egremont before their sister, and Mike wrote a dutiful description of it to his father:
June 20 1904
Tom and I arrived here last Thursday morning. This is certainly a great place. We have been bothered more from cold than heat. It is something like Colorado. We are way up in the hills. I played some golf yesterday and walked around the hills a bit. There is a brook about fifty yards behind the house full of fine trout and perch.
The last time I weighed I weighed one hundred and forty six pounds. Tom weighed 170 and Sister 135. We are both a great deal taller than she.
Miss Houston [one of Ima’s New York friends] came yesterday and we expect Sister tomorrow or next day.
I will close hoping you and brother are both well and not suffering from the heat.
New England was a sight better than Texas in the summertime.