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#2263: Willa Cather to Elsie Cather, March 17 [1931]

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STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
CHARLES W. THOMPSON, M. D.
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
J. A. COLLIE, M. D.
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN
ETHEL FANSON, M. D.
PATHOLOGIST
LAS ENCINAS
SANITARIUM
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA2
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GEORGE DOCK, M. D., PRES.
W. JARVIS BARLOW, M. D.
F. C. E. MATTISON, M. D.
STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.
F. H. MACPHERSON
Dear Sister1;

I won't write you a letter until I return from San Francisco3 and am more settled in mind. Mother4 has failed so much since I last saw her, but she does have some hours of restful quiet each day, I think. She is not in pain—just the weariness and discomfort of every physical act growing harder and harder. Sometimes she is quite STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
CHARLES W. THOMPSON, M. D.
ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
J. A. COLLIE, M. D.
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN
ETHEL FANSON, M. D.
PATHOLOGIST
LAS ENCINAS
SANITARIUM
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GEORGE DOCK, M. D., PRES.
W. JARVIS BARLOW, M. D.
F. C. E. MATTISON, M. D.
STEPHEN SMITH, M. D.
F. H. MACPHERSON
cheerful for an hour, and she goes out in her chair every day and wants to go.

I am going up to San Francisco to take a Doctor of Laws at Berkeley, and distinctly hope that someone here5 will move out of a cottage while I am away. I am in the main building, next the dining room, and don't get much rest.

I don't think you could help much if you were here, dear. Mother is conscious, but her Love to all of you—
Bobbie
perceptions are so dim—with occasional hours when she seems to understand.

Mrs. Bates6 is so good to her, and so conscientious, and Douglass7 I think does more for her than any man ever did for any woman since the world began.

With love Willa