#2078: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, July 4 [1917]

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I send this hasty line so you won't bother to house–hunt4 for us. Dear Roscoe1;

Edith5 arrives on Friday, but as her vacation has been cut to three weeks because of war complications I don't think we will get to Lander3. Jack6 got in on Saturday, most unexpectedly. He hopes he may be able to stay three weeks, but he may be sent for. He is looking well and everyone seems delighted to see him. He and the Bishop7 and Mr. Bates8 were a funny combination on Sunday. I wish you and Meta9 could see him. He's a dear lad, and so happy and full of hope. He enjoys the success of every one of his friends as if it were his own. We are going to do lots of jolly things while he is here. He and Elsie10 are helping with the grand paade parade today.

Hastily Willa
Mr. Roscoe Cather1 Lander3 Wyoming RED CLOUD NEBR.2 5 JUL 1917 9 AM