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All3 my friends who went to Florida4 this winter were ill down there. The place must have been under a curse. It was a cold, raw winter here2, but I got through it without anything worse than a cold or two. The state of the world is not conducive to high spirits.
Marrying a Mellon5 was the only wise thing Isabelle's brother6 ever did. He was a great disappointment to his father, Judge McClung7. Alfred was a very handsome young man, and I hear he has kept his good looks.
This stupid note is only to say that I am glad you are back—and better.Faithfully yours Willa Cather April 19