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#2274: Willa Cather to Meta Schaper Cather, November 12 [1945]

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My Dear Meta1;

I do hope you are not trying to eat alone4! That is ruinous—nobody can make it work. I do wish you may find a fairly good boarding house where you can go for lunch and dinner. Even if the people are tiresome they are better than solitude. I well remember the dreary account Roscoe5 wrote me of the town hotel where he stopped when first went to Colusa3. He couldn't even get an egg properly cooked. Perhaps there is a better hotel now—but hotels are rather solitary. A fairly good boarding house is better. Silly people are better than no people!

Thank you for the little bunch of clippings Ross had saved. I always thought I could go back to San Francisco6 and that I could show him some letters from Barrie7 and Thomas Hardy8, because they meant so much to us, those two writers, when we were were kids. Well, I mean to go to San Francisco as soon as it is habitable and the railroads are possible, and you will come down and visit me there. We will have a great deal to remember.

Lovingly Willie
Mrs. R. C. Cather1 Colusa3 California NEW YORK N.Y.2 NOV 12 1945 530PM