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#2190: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, December 9 [1941]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My Darling Brother1;

The lovely violets from you were the first flowers that came, early on the morning of my birthday. When I opened the box it was like opening a window into spring, they were so sweet. Even tonight, as they sit on my desk in a glass bowl, they are fragrant.

Dear, if you have not seen young Bill White's4 new book "Journey for Margaret"5 do drop me a word and tell me so, and give me the pleasure of sending it to you. I don't know why the book is so darned good, but it just is. I guess it's because Bill has a big heart, like his d Dad6. Of course it's well made (the book, not the heart!). It has two themes, the sentimental one and the military one7 (which gives more real information about air craft and mine sweepers than anything else I've read) and the two themes hep help each other out. But I don't believe he planned that construction, and it's nicer because he didn't plan it. Came m nater'al . I know you and Meta8 would love it.

Thank you for your love and the spring flowers, dear.

Willie

Your Margaret9 comes to lunch with me tomorrow.

Mr. R. C. Cather1 First Savings Bank of Colusa Colusa3 California NEW YORK. N. Y2 DEC 10 1941 AM