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#1978: Willa Cather to Elsie Cather, December 20 [1936]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Elsie1;

I would love to write you a long letter, but I can't. Just now I'm crowded from every direction. I do hope you are going out to Roscoe3 for Xmas. He seems to look forward to it so much. Please get something you want with this check4, and pay yourself for my share of the flowers you were so thoughtful as to send for Margie Gund's5 funeral. Do whatever will rest and refresh you for the holiday. After your illness you need rest more than anything, and I've never found visiting restful, myself. I do wish you a happy Christmas, dear.