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#0637: Willa Cather to Irene Miner Weisz, [October 25, 1922]

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Mother5 writes that perhaps you may be able o to go home to Red Cloud6 at about the same time I do. I have written the Omaha Press Club that I will speak for them November 27th7. I wonder whether it would be possible for you to join me in Chicago3 and go on to Omaha8 with me and stay over a few days there to see me through? If it's in the least inconvenient for you, you must tell me without any hesitation. You promised me that you would tell me, when I said I might ask you to go lecturing with me sometime again.

My plan is to get into Chicago Friday morning, leave Fr Friday night, reach Omaha Saturday morning, have two quiet days at the Fontenelle, speak Monday afternoon, address Press Club dinner in the evening, recover on Tuesday, and go down to Red Cloud Monday morning.

For those two days before the lecture, you would probably have to hold a club and keep the crows off me, but you and I could have a good visit, as the telephone wouldn't b be ringing all the time.! aAnd Mrs. Holland9 could come in, I wouldn't mind her one bit.

I hope to be at home until after Christmas, if I keep fairly well. It's awfully hard to leave New York2 at this time of year,- everything pulls at me to stay. Claude10 is having such splendid success that the temptations of the world glitter more than usual,- though I haven't really been well enough to be very gay. Two bad attacks of appendicitis wore me out. Let me hear, dear Irene, whether these dates would permit your going with me.

Very lovingly Willa
Mrs. Chas. Williams Weisz1 818 Lafayette Parkway Chicago3 Ill. NEW YORK, N.Y. STA.2 OCT 25 1922 730 PM Claudë