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#2388: Willa Cather to Margaret Cather Shannon, March 30 [1944]

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Darling Margaret1;

I think you were very sweet to send me the picture of little Rick4 taken on his first birthday. I'm sure he is a fine little fellow, and I take my aluminum brace5 off for a few moments to thank you. You know I have been strapped up in the old brace since the New Year came in, don't you? It seems about more than I can bear, this time. I was having such pleasure with my new book6 when my new book when my thumb simply gave out7.

I expect your father8 does not have time to post the family on my incapacity, and I know Virginia9 is very busy. What a blessing that she has that bank work to keep her mind busy!

Goodbye, dear. Please hug your big baby for me.

Very lovingly Your Aunt Willie
FROM CATHER 570 PARK AVE., NEW YORK CITY2 Mrs. Richard Shannon1 5400 Glen Hill Roadway, S.E. Washington 20, D.C.3