Bade, William Frederic
A few days later, just as the verses which had been typewritten, were handed to me by ray stenographer, who should walk into ray office but John '.'uir. He was just back from his world tour, on which he had been away about a. year* After telling him &©« %L&.(i we i I to welcome hir. home, I bended kirn the first cooy of this "uir Redwoods verse. On reading it he said be was greatly pleased to see say expression is rhyme of a love of the woods. But he quickly told me that if I had not loved the out-doors, the hills and the . ..,:..;■: tains, after the training he and my father had glirea se» h® would feel like taking me over his knee and spanking me* He said he was plad to have the first copy of my verses, and Dr. Bade- told me that after Mr. 5telr*S death they war© found In bis desk at his home near Martinez. In May, 1913, he presentee to sy brother Tt a kd to me each an autographed copy of his book, '''The Story of f hoybood and Youth*'. Re had written en the flyleaf of one, "To Willie Magee, ith Sincere Regard of John Kulr% msti on the other, "To ftemmle .pee'*, with the same sentiment* Although we were grown and had families of our o^n, we were still •Willie* and *$©m»i#* to him. These books will always be cherished treasures in our f3:7,115% To my children he was known as "Uncle John'", when occasionally in his later years he cams to ©ur house for dinner. He did not like to be away Pros home overniphtj ans§ or several occasions he preferred to leave soon after dimmer and take the train for Martinez, rather then stay overnight in town* -15-
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