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#2389: Willa Cather to Virginia Cather Brockway, April 29 [1944]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My dear Virginia1:

I think you were awfully kind to write me all about John's5 service with the two Navies. What an experience for a young man! The British navy is about the hardest, sternest school in the world, and a man who can command the respect and win the friendship of British officers is a man, and a gentleman and a seaman. It must be a great happiness to you, my dear, to have a husband of whom you can be so proud. I feel so happy in the pleasure which I know all this will give you and your father3. Your cripple-fist6 aunt salutes you with all her heart!

Lovingly W. S. C.
Dear Brother3,

my hand is getting better, slowly.

Mr. R. C. Cather3,Mrs. John Brockway1 First Savings Bank of Colusa, Colusa4, California. NEW YORK N.Y.2 APR 29 1944 11 PM