#1929: Willa Cather to Elsie Cather, [April 15, 1936]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My Dear Sister1;

I know how tired you will be after Easter, and I don't want you to write me a long letter now. You can tell me about your visit after you are rested. But won't you just answer this type-written list of questions over the week end and mail it to me. Don't comment—that tires one out—just give me the facts.

I enclose a sweet letter from Trix3. She is always so grateful for small things, just to be remembered. Haven't those Mizer women been wonderful in their way of bearing a cruel fortune4 silently and sweetly. There is something fine about them, Elsie, and unusual.

I was sick for a week at Easter time, so I am glad I got all my little remembrances off before that time. I was able to go with Yehudi5 to "Parsifal"6 on Good Friday7, but on Sunday the Menuhin family8 started West and I went to bed for four days.

Roscoe9 is in Long Beach10 with Douglass11—he has so enjoyed his trip.

Love to you, my dear; try to spare yourself all you can, and don't worry about the sad things that happen to our little town12. If Carrie13 and Mary14 and Vernon15 can endure the day-by-day, we ought to be able to bear the idea. (Did Mollie16 get a letter from me containing several checks17, I wonder?)

Goodnight dear. Willie