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#1127: Willa Cather to Irene Miner Weisz, [October 24, 1932]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dearest Irene1;

My trip3 to Chicago4 seems to have brought me good luck. Today I got very friendly and reassuring letters from both Douglass5 and Elsie6, and my heart is a great deal lighter. If they will only be a little cordial, I will go so much more than half way! Also I found a very reassuring letter from McNeny7. I am sending you his letter and Hugo's8 by another mail, so that if Annie9 should talk to you and Carrie10 you would know all about the situation. Please send Bernard's letter back to me, as I wish to file it.

I telephoned Jay Thorpe11 this morning and talked to Mrs Ennis12. She will have a dress exactly like mine made up for you in size 36, price will be $69.50. She will try to get it to your address by November 4th, but if it should be a day or two late, it could be sent on after you. I think you said you were leaving on the 4th.

Please show the enclosed photograph to Mr. Weisz13 and ask him whether he would like to be photographed with this woman! Who could tell which one was receiving the medal and which was giving it, if both the figures were women? That would be a nice chance to take!!

My dear, I came back almost ⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ as rested and refreshed as if I had been to Red Cloud14 with you. There is no use trying to thank you for all the lovely things you do for me, for the best thing you do for me is just to care for me and love me with all my faults, and to believe that in spite of my short-comings I have a true and loyal heart.

With my grateful love to you and Mr. Weisz Willie
Mrs. C. W. Weisz1 3270 Lake Shore Drive Chicago4 Ill NEW YORK,NY STA.D2 OCT 24 1932 1 PM Air Mail