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I expect you think I have forgotten all about you and your Commencement, but
you are quite mistaken. I was delighted to get your pictures and have shown
them to many of my friends in Pasadena4 and New
York2, telling them
"That is the kind of fine Bohemian boys we have in Nebraska5". It grieves me to think that
Annie6 hasn't any little boys any
more, but I am very proud of all the big boys7. My
brother-in-law, Mr. Auld8 of
Red Cloud9, was here yesterday
and he said he ha
sd seen one of you at some affair or athletic show not
long ago, and that he was well pleased with you.
One reason you have not heard from me is that I have been graduating10 myself! I hurried on East to take a degree11 at Princeton and I had a very exciting time. At the President's12 dinner Colonel Lindbergh13 took me out to dinner and sat at my right, and the next day I lunched with him and Mrs. Lindbergh14. I met a great many fine people, and they treated me well, I assure you.
It made me very sad to hurry15 through Nebraska and not see any of you, but I am coming to see you all before another year goes by. I promise myself that, every time I feel blue. You see, it is only the fact that my mother16 has been so ill and helpless in California17 that has kept me away from Nebraska. All the time I have for visiting must go to her.
With love to you both and a great deal of love to your mother and Elizabeth18 and all your brothers, I am alwaysFaithfully your friend, Willa Cather