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I have been trying to snatch a moment to write to you ever since our happy meeting5. But Edith6 is now in the seventh week of a serious eye affliction—an ulcer on the cornea of her right eye. Three oculists, hot compresses for three hours a day!
But I did find time to write7 your father8 and tell him how happy I was to be with you and Virginia9, and how much I liked your Richard10. I took to him at once. He is the kind of young man I trust on sight and can always get on with. I wrote Roscoe all about how much I was pleased to meet him. I send you Roscoe's reply to my letter. You see, it is always easier for me to praise people to their father than to their face! Excuse my English. I feel sure that your Richard and I will be good friends.Lovingly Your Aunt Willie
You see Edith's long eye affliction makes life pretty complicated for me. We can't make plans at all.FROM CATHER