"Thank You, A Charming Visit"
"I had so charming a visit at your house that I have about made up my mind to reside with you permanently... I am easy to get along with. I have few unreasonable wants and never complain when they are constantly supplied. I think I could depend on you."
This text is from a letter that Thomas Bailey Aldrich wrote to William Dean Howells in 1875, thanking him for a charming visit. Thomas Bailey Aldrich wrote this thank you when William Dean Howells lived on Concord Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Howells entertained many literary figures, including Henry James, Mark Twain, and Aldrich who succeeded Howells as editor of The Atlantic Monthly.
I found this calligraphed on a card by artist Susan Loy when walking through a craft show earlier this spring. Perfect sentiments for the neat visit I had with my sister this past week.
But...I think my family is ready to have me come home :)