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#0875: Willa Cather to Mary Virginia Auld, [February 19, 1927]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dearest M. V.1

How nice of you to send me an edible valentine! I’d been rather low in mind for a few days, and a bunch of Valentines, mostly flowers, quite cheered me up. Nothing in particular to make me feel blue, except that I don’t see my way to beginning a new story as exciting as the Archbishop4 right now, and reading proofs is dull work after writing,- it’s like trying to have a gorgeous prty party over again - - - can’t be done. You can have a new adventure, but you can never have the same one over.

Donovan5 was here for dinner last night and we went to see my crush, Rin-tin-tin6. Steichen7, the photographer of the Rich and Great, is coming to dinner tonight. I have a new dinner dress, and a rather gorgeous new afternoon dress,- that’s about all the news. When the proofs get further along, I want you to come down some week-end; you see Edith8 reads them with me, and we can only work at them on week-ends. By the way, how did you come out in the examinations?

With heaps of love W. S. C.
Mary Virginia Auld1 Baldwin House Northampton3 Mass. NEW YORK, N. Y. STA C2 FEB 19 1927 630 PM Feb. 26