#1903: Willa Cather to Charles F. Cather, [September 17, 1913]

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Dear Father1;

Please send Giles3 some of your hollyhock seeds this fall. His have run out and he is fretting as if there were no more seeds in the world. His hands are so shaky that I expect he does not write many letters. Otherwise he seems much the same. Dorothy4 does not look a day older—is as pink and white as ever, like a plump China aster. I called to see Annie Freeze5 yesterday. Today she starts West to visit brothers in Kansas City6 and Topeka7. SundayMonday morning Mrs. Pew's8 home on the road to Rock Enon9 burned down. The old woman was there alone and saved nothing. Yesterday we drove up the double S10 and alurs along the Ridge road to Molly Muses11 Poor Molly looks very old, but the house and the flowers looked very pretty to me. Tonight we12 go to Giles Smith's for supper and stay all night. I will go to see cousin Mary Smith13 when I return to Winchester14. During the Fair last week she was knocked senseless on the racetrack by a racing buggy. As Dorothy says "it was a fool thing for her to be on the track anyhow!"

Lizzie Potts15 is so nice and sensible and makes us so comfortable. We will be here until a week from today.

With much love Willie