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#2090: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, April 11 [1928]

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New York
Cables: KNOPF NEW YORK Telephone: 7670
Dear Roscoe1;

Yes, indeed, I've been staying on in this old house5, and finding it such a comfort. I've had all the down stairs re-papered, except the parlor—thought mother6 might like one room just the same. They had to scrape off four layers of paper, so it was a mess for days. Then I had father's7 room papered in a lovely gay English chintz p paper for mother. I've had the yard cleaned and new shrubs set out, and lovely drapery curtains put up in the front dining room. The back dining room really looks lovely. Ondrals8, the nice old Bohemian painter will do the bath room over after I go. We had to do a good deal of plastering, as most of the sitting room ceiling fell down. These messy repairs could never have been made with mother here—it would have fretted her to death. I'm awfully pleased the with results, and I've seldom spent money that I've enjoyed so much.

Your draft I've registered in the one account book I carry about with me—a complete list of checks received,—and I'll credit it on your note when I reach New York4. I'll stay on here2 a few days, then go to the Mayo's9 for awhile, and on to New York.

Edith's10 poor mother11 is still dying—it is surely a long, hard way.

My love to you, dear brother and to all the ladies12 of your house. They are all grown up now!

Yours Willie
Mr. R. C. Cather1 Casper3 (Wyoming Trust Co) Wyoming RED CLOUD. NEBR.2 APR 11 1928 7:30 PM Publisher ALFRED A KNOPF Incorporated 730 Fifth Avenue, New York4, N.Y. BORZOI BOOKS