#0019: Willa Cather to Ellen Gere and Frances Gere, July 30, 1895

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Dear Ellen3 & Frances5;

I just got home6 last night from Beatrice7 where I have bee having more fun8 than I could tell you of in a week. I find this country looking like a garden, green and beautiful beyond words with corn fields like forests every where. I want you to see it right now while it looks so pretty and is so cool and nice. Can you come this coming Saturday or the first of next week? please let me know at once and by all means come as soon as you come can. We have'nt a lake Osakis9 down here but you are used to camp life and you both know how to rough it. The little kids10 talk of your coming night and day and it you dont come pretty soon they will fade and pine away of anticipation. Tell your mamma11 that mamma12 and I will take awfully good care of you, and the boys13 are both at home and at your service. Roscoe14 heartily seconds my invitation.

I had great times riding my wheel15 in Lincoln4 and Beatrice. I have a hundred adventures to tell you. My love to your mother and father16.

Awaiting your reply and your arrival;

Faithfully Willa.

Give my love to Mariel17 when you write. What is her address?

Miss Ellen Gere3 D & 9th Str Lincoln4 Neb. RED CLOUD2 30 1895 8 PM Invitation to Red Cloud
July 95
LINCOLN NEBR. REC'D.4 JUL 31 8 AM