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#1591: Willa Cather to Carrie Miner Sherwood, [September 18, 1942]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Carrie1;

I want to tell you with my own hand how precious your letter was and is to me. You must not worry about me anymore. The worst3 is all behind me. I weigh only 111 one hundred and eleven pounds (a drop from one hundred twenty-six in eight weeks) so I am still pretty weak,. but But the 2nausea and distaste for all food which hung over me for five weeks after the operation is gone now, and I think I shall gain fast.

Lovingly, dear Carrie, Willie

I thought so lovingly of all my early friends when I was in bed so long and could not read—all my early friends, dear Mrs Case4 among them. They all seemed to come close to me, 3all those “whom I have loved long since, and lost awhile.” You remember the beautiful hymn5?