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#2227: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, [March 30] 1945

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My dear Brother1:

My apartment4 has been full of the most beautiful flowers ever since the Friday before Palm Sunday. The florist changed your order somewhat, and really improved upon it. She did you and me a good turn when she sent the flowers just before Palm Sunday instead of before Easter. The actual Easter flowers are all forced, and the delivery of flowers on Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday is so big that they are almost never well packed. But the flowers that came last week were the very best of their kind: Iris, Chinese narcissus, daffodils, and the most gorgeous deep rose-colored snapdragon- - -all the lovely flowers of spring. When Helen Louise5 came to lunch with me yesterday she admired them so much. And she admired them all over again when she heard they came from you. Thank you with all my heart, dear. You wanted to give me pleasure, and you knew just how to do it.

With all my love and my happy gratitude, Willie

P.S. I was so pleased to have a letter from your Virginia6 this morning. Please thank her for me. I am so happy that she had this that splendid reunion with her husband7.

Mr. R. C. Cather1 First Savings Bank of Colusa Colusa, California3 NEW YORK STA. Y2 MAR 30 1945 830 PM