#2356: Willa Cather to Margaret Cather, [July 12, 1938]

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Admiral Beatty Hotel
OPERATED BY
ADMIRAL BEATTY HOTEL COMPANY LTD.
SAINT JOHN, N.B.
My Darling Margaret1;

We5 are here in the old town2 again—great showers of rain and bitter cold. We left New York6 in intense heat, both of us exhausted by packing. Here we will shop a little and rest in bed a great deal. So many hard and sad things7 have come down on me in the last six weeks that I am rather Admiral Beatty Hotel
OPERATED BY
ADMIRAL BEATTY HOTEL COMPANY LTD.
SAINT JOHN, N.B.
a wreck. I didn't quite know whether I could take the noon train for Boston8 on Sunday. Just as I was putting on my hat to take the cab, a box of great gardenias dropped down into my lap [illegible] sent by Yehudi9's darling little new wife10 with such a tender message. inside Somehow it did hearten me. I can't feel utterly knocked out so long as the young love we me. Nola is just the right wife for my boy,—and just Admiral Beatty Hotel
OPERATED BY
ADMIRAL BEATTY HOTEL COMPANY LTD.
SAINT JOHN, N.B.
the kind no one would ever have selected for him. I am hard to please, and I was very jealous for Yehudi. I might have thought she wasn't wasn't brilliant or picturesque enough for him. But he sees the souls of people—that is his peculiar gift. She is the right one.

Dear child, I was and am so glad your kind mother11 thought of giving me a little place in D the service for Douglass12 by having that first dedication13 read. It would never have been taken out14 if it hadn't been such very weak verse. But I'm glad I wrote it and felt it, if it is poor verse, and glad that we three15 loved each other so dearly in our youth and always, though it breaks my heart now, and it seems to me that I never can care care very much about living again.

Give a warm and loving greeting to Elizabeth16 when you write

Lovingly W.
Admiral Beatty Hotel SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA 754 Oak Street Colusa3 Miss Margaret Cather1 Villa–Riviera Hotel Long Beach4 California SAINT JOHN, N.B. CANADA2 JUL 13 1938 11 LONG BEACH CALIF.4 JUL 18 1938 430 PM NOTICE
LETTERS MAILED IN HOTEL ENVELOPES
IF NOT DELIVERED, ARE SENT TO THE DEAD LETTER OFFICE
UNLESS THE WRITER GIVES A RETURN ADDRESS.
IF NOT DELIVERED IN__DAYS, RETURN TO