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#2284: Willa Cather to Elsie Cather, [June 1, 1929]

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Dear Sister1;

While I was at breakfast this morning the train actually went through Garden City3! If I’d known, I’d have taken my day off there instead of at Lamy4. Anyhow, I sat down at once and wrote P.D.5—thanked her for the “Bird”, told her of mother’s6 illness, and about my meeting with Jim7. The country looks lovely, after many rains. The people on the train are the worst Los Angeles8 type. The dining car is a revelation in comfort.

With much love W.