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#1822: Willa Cather to Sidney Florance and Beatrix Mizer Florance, [December 13, 1945]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Friends1;

I yesterday took myself a letter3 to the Pennsylvania hotel. They said they had no reservation for you. I thought the clerk stupid—mis-informed.

This morning I have been more than an hour at the telephone. This much I found out:
  • (1) That Room 1245 is occupied by people who have been in it for two weeks.
  • (2) That the letter addressed to Sidney is still at the mail office there—the letter I took to the hotel yesterday. Please try to get it if you can.
  • (3) The most important thing in the letter is, Can you dine with us4 here, 570 Park avenue5, on tomorrow, (Friday) evening at six oclock?
  • (4) My telephone is Regent 4-8354 It is not in telephone book.
  • (5) I shall not be at home until five oclock this afternoon. If you can come to us to us tomorrow evening, please telephone tonight after five. If you cannot come tomorrow night, come on Saturday night at six oclock. I must know tonight which night you can come Friday or Saturday (servant problem!!)
Such a tangle we have got into, my dears! The hotel said your reservations had never been on their list at all!

I can't bear it if I miss you, and I don't know where to hunt for you. Please try to get in touch with me.

I will be in all morning tomorrow (Friday)

Lovingly & desperately Willa
Mr. & Mrs. S. R. Florance1 Important