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I am so glad to know that you are at the Villa4, where you and Roscoe5 had so many pleasant times. You would never have the
associations in Denver6 that you
will find there. Most of Roscoe's family that are left are there, and they
will all be glad to have you near them. I earnestly recommend Charles7 to you. I saw a good deal of him
and I grew to love him very much. There is not a
mean or little thing about him. Moreover, he has a good deal of charm—always
a rare thing in this world—and natural good manners.
H He failed in mathematics, but he made a
hard fight and didn't whine. He will appreciate any friendliness from you. I
was rather cold to him at first, but he soon melted me. He has a nice
generous nature. Helen Louise8 tells
me that Elsie9 was pretty horrid to
him, but I would never have known th it from
We have been home10 from Northeast Harbor Maine11 only four days—trunks not unpacked. Edith12 was still very ill13 when we left New York2 July 25th and she spent the first week in bed after we arrived at Northeast. She gradually grew better and better and was able to take longish walks during September. Our faithful negro woman14 had the apartment beautifully clean for us—I dread the arrival of our trunks: we both have too many clothes—that is, we grow fond of our old ones and hang on to them.
It is a bitter loss to me that Helen Louise has
gone to Pittsburgh15 to live. She was
so companionable and she took no end of
trouble be be helpful to me. E
Mary Virginia16 writes me that she was lately in Denver and went to see Margaret17. She thought young Richard18 such a bright little chap, and the little girl19 very sweet. I was so ill when Margaret brought the children to New York that I could not see them. I hate to fail like that.
With love to you dear Meta, and please give remember me lovingly to Charles.Willie Dear Meta1
Is that the correct address? My nieces move so much—I have a book full of addresses!!Lovingly Willie Mrs. R. C. Cather1 Villa Rivera Hotel Ocean Boulevard Long Beach3 California Room 508 NEW YORK, N.Y.2 OCT [illegible] 1946 930 AM