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#1968: Willa Cather to Mary Virginia Boak Cather, [June 8, 1928]

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VIRTUS NON STEMMA
The Grosvenor4
35 FIFTH AVENUE
New York2
Dear Mother1:

Whenever I was cross and moody last winter, this was what was wrong—merely feet!! They are so much better now, as the foot doctor at Rochester5 made me throw all my old shoes away and wear high heels, (moderately high.) How Helen Louise6 would laugh, she used to be so ashamed of my shoes.

You will like this picture of me better than the one I sent by air mail yesterday. At least I am not bald, as all the old boys were!

Hastily W. VIRTUS NON STEMMA
The Grosvenor
35 FIFTH AVENUE
New York

Think of it, the President7 of the University of California came all the way to New York8 to take his degree9! University people think a lot of degrees,—take them very seriously. Old Dr. du Bustamante10 came all the way from Havana11, and the French Ambassador12 from Washington13.

Mrs. C. F. Cather1 The Cooper Arms Long Beach3 California NEW YORK, N. Y. STA. D2 JUN 8 1928 1130 AM The Grosvenor 35 FIFTH AVENUE New York