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#2343: Willa Cather to Elizabeth Cather and Margaret Cather, [late August 1936]

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Darling Twinnies;1

Here is a nice letter from Mary Virginia5 which you must read and need not return. I held it until after Elsie's6 visit with you—she is inclined to be jealous of anything I do for M.V. I toldwrote Virginia you had promised not to announce your Virginia's7 wedding until she herself did, and you weren't "holding out" on her. (What a sentence! Which pronoun belongs to which Virginia!) Now, please, you must write to Edith8 and to me. You will find that the result of being popular and beloved is that you have to spend most of your life writing letters!

We had our Sunday dinner in our snug little home last night.

  • Chicken Soup (with rice)
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  • Fried Chicken
  • Green Beans
  • Polenta (Italian baked mush with Swiss Cheese)
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  • Tomato Salad (Miss Jordan's9 fresh lettuce with ripe tomatoes, parsley and a little garlic)
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  • Gooseberries Anglaise (Cooked with ½ sugar but no water for just eight minutes, cooled and served with sour cream)
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Edith did the chicken and polenta, I did the beans and salad and the gooseberry dessert. We had Pommard,—the red Burgundy we had for you.

Love from W. S. C.
The Misses Cather1 1225 South Center St. Casper3 Wyoming (U. S. A.) N. B.4 [illegible] 22 1936 [illegible]