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#2390: Willa Cather to Elizabeth Cather Ickis, February 8, 1945

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My very dear Elizabeth1:

I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed all your wonderful Christmas cards. I get a great many elaborate and beautiful ones from this country5, from Canada6 and from England7, but I can tell you honestly that I do not like any one of them as well as yours. My house3 is just decorated with those of past years.!! When you come into my house, the big desk in the hall is decorated with a little Mexican girl, driving a burro. On the writing table in my study there are two cards standing up against a little case where I see them all the time, and now on my mantel is the last contribution to the Christmas just past: two gay people.! – a coy girl and such a sporty boy. Where How do you get those goo-goo eyes? I love their little shoes and boots and hats. Really, these cards have meant a good deal to me. If I happen to be rather blue or perplexed and confront one of them as I go through the apartment, I believe I nearly always stop a moment to grin or make a face at it. You see, they tickle my sense of humor, besides being a friendly signal from one of the dear nieces with whom I have had such jolly hours in years past.

Lovingly, Your Aunt Willie
FROM CATHER 570 PARK AVE.3,NEW YORK CITY2 Mrs. Lynn Sherman Ichkis1 16221 Greyton Road East Cleveland4 Ohio NEW YORK N.Y.2 FEB 9 1945 1030 AM FROM CATHER 570 PARK AVE., NEW YORK CITY2