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#1973: Willa Cather to Mary Virginia Boak Cather, [April 21, 1930]

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The Grosvenor3
New York2
My Dearest Mother1;

I didn't even send an Easter Card to anyone, for I did not realize I was travelling in Holy Week until I got to4 C Parco5 and saw the twins6 pretty Easter dresses—they were like the figured ones which Miss Phillips7 wears and were very becoming. They wear dresses of the same kind now, bur but in different colors. The twins are just as sweet as ever, but now they are young girls and not jolly little Tomboys any more.

Tell Elsie8 I went to Dr. Wade's9 church on Easter, also for the Good Friday service. I had a talk with Mary Virginia10 by telephone this morning and she is coming to dinner with me on Friday night. She has been transferred to the big Central Library11 on 42nd street which Elsie will remember, and says she likes it. I will stop for a moment to see her there tomorrow.

I am sure you all had a happy Easter, and I send you all my love.