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#1778: Willa Cather to Mollie Ferris, December 28 [1934]

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My Darling Molly1.

There were few of my Christmas presents that I liked so much as yours, or prize so much as yours. I took my bath this morning with your wash-cloth. The tea-pot holder with the red apple I think is dear. You know I have two holders that you made for me years ago, and I keep them hanging by the fire place in my cottage at Grand Manan3. They are as useful and pretty as when you first sent them to me.

I wonder if the sprays of cedar you sent are from your yard or from4 Elsie5's? In any case they are from “home”6 and bring the old-time feeling of home with them. God bless you, my dear friend of many years. Remember me in your prayers, as I do you in mine.

Lovingly Willie