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#2347: Willa Cather to Elizabeth Cather and Margaret Cather, June 20 [1937]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My Darling Twinnies1;

We can manage the expense account4 all right. The perplexing question is; How can you comfortably and pleasantly put in the time between now and the time of your starting east? Have you still a home in Casper3, or is the house stripped?

We5 could not receive you at Grand Manan6 until Friday, July 16. The boat leaves on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you got into St. John7 on ThursdayFriday morning, near noon, you would have plenty of time to catch the boat. Drive at once to boat landing and find time of sailing, then to hotel for lunch.

But between now and the sixteenth? Perhaps you would rather be going toward California8 in your car. I'm afraid its our last chance at Manan together, but nothing is pleasant of it disarranges one's other plans too much.

My secretary9 will send you a copy of a letter10 she wrote for me to Elsie11, which explains why I am held in tow so late against my wish. After you have read it, I wish you would send it to your father12. You see I don't have time to write my complicated business affairs to all my large family: yestyet they do explain my behaviour. My old friends, not knowing the reasons for my conduct, do sometimes misjudge me. Ask Roscoe to send the same letter on to Douglass13.

The daisies will be gone, dears, but steeple-bush will be there.

Very lovingly Your aunt Willie

Please reply soon.

The Misses Cather1 1225 South Centre Street Casper3 Wyoming NEW YORK, N.Y. STA. Y2 JUN 20 1937 230 PM Air Mail