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#1833: Willa Cather to Beatrix Mizer Florance, June 12, 1946

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My dear Trix1:

I was so glad to hear about you and your family3 and your summer plans. I am grateful to have good news of Carrie Sherwood4. I have known her a long, long time — a precious friendship of many years. My first memory of her dates back to the arrival of my family in Nebraska5. We moved at once out to my grandfather6's farm, some eighteen miles northwest of Red Cloud7. On the first trip I made to Red Cloud in the farm wagon, I was taken by some member of my family to the frame building which was then Miner Brothers General Store. I remember a young girl who came up to me, held my hand for a few minutes and talked to me. She had very bright eyes and looked interested. That was Carrie. The better you kneow her, the better you will like liked her.

With love to you and yours, Willa