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#2199: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, October 23 [1942]

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L. G. TREADWAY, Managing Director JOHN F. TREADWAY, Resident Manager Williams Inn
A "Treadway Inn"
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.
My Dear Boy1;

I am so glad to hear from you! I've been feeling rather deserted, you see. Afraid I've come to lean on you and Meta3 an awful lot. Our family has thinned out so. Jim4 and Jack5 can't even remember the real old times, and Elsie's6 recollection of them are exclusively of the unpleasant features, and are, as the little English boy said after reading reports of the bombing of his native town, "grossly exaggerated."

We have been here2 two weeks and I have gained two pounds. Well that's a start toward the twenty I've got to gain7.

"Real New England Inns"

Dear brother, I have slept on a hair pillow for years. Do you (not a question but imperative mood) carry a little hair pillow in your suit case and when you are traveling in sleeping cars put it between your head and the filthy germ-saturated Pullman pillows.

Edith8 and I start for home9 Oct. 27. This is a restful place and comfortable, but the perpetual rains have discouraged us.

With love from us both to both of you Willie
A "Treadway Inn" Williams Inn
A "Real New England Inn"
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.2