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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.
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