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#2434: Willa Cather to Mary Virginia Boak Cather, [1929 to 1931]

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My Dearest Mother1;

I am sitting in the Chicago2 station, where I have to watch my bags – there is a Red Cap strike3 and I had to carry my own luggage.

This scrawl is just to tell you that at last, after nearly four years, I spent a day with Charles Edwin4 and Helen Louise5, and they are just lovely! Not spoiled a bit – the little boy is so natural and un-self-conscious. Helen Louise looks much more like her father6 than like the Garbers7, but it is her father's face a good deal improved – she is quite pretty. If only she were as unself conscious as the little boy, she would be lovely. Still, she does forget herself a lot of the time, and then she is good company. Both the children are so nice in manners toward their father and mother, we all talked of you nearly all the time. The children remember you so well!

Lovingly Willie