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I was delighted to have a letter from you, from Nevada3! And I am so glad that you have at last met the Ehrmans4. They have the old Western tradition, more than any other people I know—they grew up in it, and have kept it. Not very ancient themselves, they have the large and generous ways of the "Lost Lady"5 period, and they always remind me of the railroad aristocracy which was the splendour of my childhood. And San Francisco6 itself has a little of that atmosphere, which has disappeared everywhere else.
I’ve had a perfect summer—feel as if I’d had a new coat of paint.Devotedly Willa Cather