Dear Bower:

As you know, I wrote Lucile that I'd like to visit at your home from about Dec. 26 to around Jan. 1. That is the only free time I can see ahead before next summer, and we have a lot to do, I feel, before Lucile begins writing on the biography. She says for me to come on, that Gramby will be there, but you will be in Washington! I wonder, is Fate trying to be funny? Last time you were in the hospital. This time, if I come, are you to be on the other side of the continent?

This is the point of my note: Do you plan to be away all that time? Would I miss you entirely?