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What do you think! I had to give Dr. Judd5 your picture—the standing one from enlarged Kodak. He asked me for it, very gravely, and I said I would send him one sometime. I thought he only meant to be polite.
But this afternoon one of the young doctors had
tea tea with me, and he said bashfully, "Judd told me to get you
to give him that picture of your mother you
showed him. He really wants it, you know. He never does anything just to be
agreeable, it's not his way."
So this afternoon I inscribed the picture on the back and sent it over to him. I hear he was much pleased. I enclose a copy of the inscription I wrote on it.
They are baking my back and shoulder every day7, and Dr. Judd had a pair of wonderful shoes built for me, but they are really not ugly. I'd get more rest if the Archbishop8 were not so popular. These people are so kind I cant protect myself.
It is surely possible to kill people with kindness, and I sometimes wonder whether an operation would have been harder on me than seeing so many nice people!
I'm hoping you are well and cheerful, and that I'll find a letter from you when I get to New York9 on Wednesday.With a world of love to you Willa THE KAHLER4