#2432: Willa Cather to Mary Virginia Boak Cather and Elsie Cather, [July 18 to 22, 1920]

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Dear Mother3 and Elsie4,

I get very homesick for tea on that upper porch5 sometimes – I never meant to let two years go by ever again without being at home. I often wish I could cut out the long trip to Italy6 and go straight home. But Isabelle7 says it would be foolish, now that I am here. Give my best love to Jack8 and his family9, and I send a great, great deal of love to you both. I know mother will love to be in a mountain country10 again, and I hope you will miss the terribly hot summer weather in Nebraska11.

Goodbye, dear mother and sister, and god bless you bothWillie

P.S. The first thing Isabelle did when she got here was to cut off my skirts and petticoats all round about to make me fashionable, and now if I had a little dog at home, he wouldn't know me! I had been proud of having almost the longest skirts in Paris2 for one week month – now they come just to the calf of my leg.

W.