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#2089: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather [December 28, 1927]

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Dear Brother1;

The roses have been a constant delight to us all, and are still beautiful for Elsie's4 tea party today. Mother5 and father6 are wonderfully well. Helen Louise7 will be in the Methodist Hospital8 at Omaha9 for some days yet, but she will escape the nasty mastoid oper ation which their Kearney10 docotor wished solemnly to perform. She's had a nasty time of it and is terribly run down. Ethel11 took her to Omaha two days before Christmas.

With love to you all, dear Roscoe and Meta12, Willie

Aunt Elsie is having the salted nuts for her party today.

Mr. R. C. Cather1 1225 South Center St. Casper3 Wyoming RED CLOUD, NEBR.2 DEC 29 1927 9 AM