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#0196: Willa Cather to Louise Pound, June 6, 1911

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Louise1;

I found the paper you sent awaiting me here when I got back from Boston5 three days ago. I was sad to hear the news6 it brought, and so, so sorry to think how hard this must be for you and your mother7 and sister8. The worst thing about growing older is that one begins to lose people. I wish your loss had not come yet.

I cant help feeling very sad about it, because we used to be together so much, and this seems, somehow, to have come near me. There isn’t anything I can say—but my dear Louise, if there were, I’d say it, or do it, with my whole heart. You’ll believe that, won’t you? And please let me hear from you some time again, when you are not worried or too busy. Just drop me a line and say hello, and I’ll appreciate it, truly.

Always affectionately Willa S. C.
Miss Louise Pound1 1632 L. Street Lincoln3 Nebraska MADISON SQ, STA.N.Y.2 JUN 6 1911 130 PM