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#1683: Willa Cather to Lora McBride Frisbie, December 12, 1944

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Lora1:

How glad I was to see thise notice of incorporation in the home paper3.! I heard that you had moved into town, and I just trembled for the fate of the Amboy Mill4. I don’t get home5 to see my friends very often - and I haven’t many friends left there - but a good deal of my heart is there. I heard that Frank6 had retired from the milling business, and I felt I just could not bear it to have strangers take over the mill and change everything and make a lot of those queer modern improvements, which do not improve but make an empty show. I hope that just as long as I live in this world, some of the Frisbie family will be running the Amboy Mill.

With the warmest good wishes to you and Frank and Josephine7,

Affectionately yours, Willa Cather