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I can only write a word of greeting and send you my warm wishes for a
heavenly sea-trip. My mother4 is too
dreadfully ill—we've two nurses, but I can be away from her only long enough
to sleep a kind of drugged sleep in this hotel, a short walk from her
apartment. I can't write about it—it's too NEUNER CORPORATION LITHO L.A.
FRED B. DUNN, PRESIDENT
EDWIN H. LEE, GENERAL MANAGER
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA heart-breaking. I carried off your French Dictionary in the rush of packing. I know you won't mind.
I had half-a-day in Chicago5 and spent it in the art museum. I saw a lovely picture6 of a grim, cold northern sea with fishermen, and rushed across to see it, and it was by Mr. Burroughs7! Oh I did like it so! It was the nicest kind of message. Things like that are The Messages, anyhow—in sickness and health into the grave, for that matter. They're the things I can hold fast to, even in this dark time. Goodbye—may the South be very lovely for you both! Remember me in the Naples8 Museum. I love it.Willa Cather The Breakers LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA2 Mrs. Bryson Burroughs1 Metropolitan Museum of Art 81st St & Fifth Ave. New York3 N. Y. LONG BEACH CALIF.2 MAR 26 1929 2 PM [illegible] 1929