- July 14, 1921 – Jim Cawley to JSA
My dear Apperson:
Well, you are no doubt wondering whether I was overcome by the heat or whether I wrecked the Dodge roadster since leaving Lake George, so I thought I would relieve your mind by explaining why it was impossible for me to stop over in Schenectady.
We left Lake George on Wednesday and I put Mrs. Cawley on the train at Albany and then I drove up to Utica. I received a message there indicating that Mr. Fuller was very ill so had to come down the Hudson Valley faster than I have ever driven over the roads before.
Mr. Fuller had to undergo a very severe operation. Fortunately he is doing splendidly and will get along all right I think.
However, this prevented me stopping off to see you as much as I would have liked to have done so, but I shall get up there again within a month or so and we shall certainly get together.
By the way, I told you that my friends Mr. and Mrs. Russell are planning on stopping over for a week end at Lake George this coming week-end, and you will remember that you suggested it would be all right for them to camp in your grove.
If I remember correctly you were planning to have some boy scouts up some week-end and you suggested you would not have them on that one when you expected Mr. and Mrs. Russell there.
Am sorry to say that business has made it impossible for Mr. Russell to get away this week-end so they have decided to make it the next week-end instead, if it will be all right with you.
I hope that I am writing early enough so that you will get this letter in time to change your plans as far as the week-end is concerned if you were going to have the boy-scouts up there.
I want to thank you for your hospitality to us during our stay and I certainly do appreciate my good fortune in being able to use your property as though it were my own. In fact you have been so doggone nice about it that sometimes I feel as though I own the whole place.
If you have any pictures of the meet that we can use in that historical section we are going to get out for the year book, I would like to have a look at them if you don’t mind sending them down to me.
Hoping to see you sometime next month again and with best wishes from both Mrs. Cawley and myself, I am