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On Monday the 27th, a morning of black skies and pelting rain, a package came addressed in Helen’s5 hand. I opened it, and what a bright smile you gave me! It’s a splendid photograph6. I would love the picture even if I did not already love the boy. You were good to have it made for me. Thanks a lot!
This is not my natural ‘hand of write,’ as the English say. A few days after you were here my right hand7 went bad on me –(I had been over-working it a little) and I have left it in its brace8 ever since. It is not painful if I keep it still, but my thumb is rather stiff, which makes my writing look rather queer.Your truly loving Aunt Willie Cadet Charles Cather1 Co. F—2 West Point New York3 NEW YORK. N.Y2 DEC 1 1944 330 PM FROM CATHER 570 PARK AVE.4, NEW YORK CITY2