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#2216: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, April 18 [1944]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩

Today I was allowed to take my brace4 off for ten hours, and I celebrate this partial release by thanking a dear brother1 for the lovely tulips he sent me at Easter time. They were a great joy to me and came a little late, after the other Easter flowers had wilted. Charles Edwin5 came to dine with us last Saturday night, through the worst storm of the winter. I liked him so much, Roscoe. He remembers so many little things about our father6—things father did for him when he was very little, and he even recalled a how I took him for a sled ride "up Molly Ferris-es7 H'l Hill" when he was ten eight years old. When he spoke of those things his voice was very grave and gentle. Only nice natures remember things like that.

My hand8 is still stiff from long imprisonment, but it will come back to its own.

Lovingly W.
Personal Mr. R. C. Cather1 First Savings Bank of Colusa, Colusa3, California. NEW YORK N.Y.2 APR 20 1944 1-PM