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I arrived here2 one week ago, and Roscoe4 and Meta5 joined me here two days later. The night they came Roscoe
looked very tired and showed the effects of a long illness6, but he has improved ever so much since he has been here;
his color is so much better, and his voice has lost the tired
drag it had at first. I am happy to be able
to tell you that he has successfully slowed up his tempo in everything; walks more
slowly, speaks more slowly, and shows no effect of nervous strain. He has resigned
himself to a new program of life, just as I have resigned myself to a bad hand7, and we get along very nicely
matching our ailments. I think he and Meta will stay for a week or ten days, making
this his summer vacation. We will enjoy each other’s society without doing anything
very strenuous. We mean to take a few trips on the Bay, go to see “Cabin In the Sky”8 and indulge in some unemotional diversions9.
There is a good deal of the philosopher in our brother, and I really think he enjoys the feeling that rest has become a duty. He seems more relaxed from strain than he has for many years.Air Mail
By the way, I hope you will
soon send the letter from
Marjorie10’s niece11, and a copy of my
reply12 to him as soon as possible. If you address it to Colusa13 it will be promptly forwarded to him here.
He remembers Marjorie’s mother14, and will
enjoy seeing a letter from one of her nieces. Roscoe even remembers the Grandmother15, Mary Ann Anderson,
Edith16 is here with me, and we are all pleased to be here.With love from the four of us. W.