#1321: Willa Cather to Lydia Lambrecht, August 10 [1936]

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Dear Lydia1;

Please tell your mother3 I did not forget that her birthday was in July, but I then had Roscoe's4 twin daughters5 from Wyoming6 visiting me here. They are lovely girls and I was so busy showing them about this little island in the North Atlantic7 that I had no time to write letters. I have a little house8 on this island, on the cliffs overlooking the sea,—built it six years ago. This summer I brought up in my trunk the counterpane9 you girls10 made for me, and you should see how lovely it looks on my hand-carved wood walnut bed that came over from England11. That quilt has given me a lot of pleasure, and brings you all often to my mind.

Give your dear mother my best love, and I send a lot to you girls who are so good to her.

Your old friend Willa Cather

My house is a very simple little cottage, no bath room, but lots of sea and sky and green forest and it is never hot here.