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#0653: Willa Cather to Blanche Wolf Knopf, December 4 [1922]

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How good you are to me! The beautiful basket of fruit kept me company all the way home2, and I hadn't eaten it all at the end the journey. I had a splendid trip, beautiful golden weather, and I am writing this on the front porch4 in a blaze of sunlight under a fierce blue sky. Tomorrow is my Father5's and Mother6's golden wedding7 day; all my sisters8 and brothers9 are at home and we are having a very jolly time. Both my parents are simply incredibly young to be having such a celebration. They drive a hundred miles in their car any day and are not tired the next. I have to take a nap after lunch, but neither of them ever do, not much!

It's always a joy to be back here—I get more thrills to the square mile out of this cornfield country than I can out of any other country in the world.

A thousand thanks and my loyal friendship to you both10.

Yours always Willa Cather