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#3108: Willa Cather to Helen Louise Cather Southwick, [1943 to 1944]

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Dear Helen Louise1;

What a dear, dear brother3 you have! I loved him as a little boy (very much) and it all came back, almost at once. It was a very happy evening for me.

I want him to be host at a little theatre party of three, you and Mr. Southwick4 being his guests and mine, and am enclosing a check. His address is very long, and my hand is pretty good-for-nothing, as you can see by this scratch. Please give it to him when you see him, and tell him I don’t so strongly recommend “Angel Street”5 any longer. I send this message through you, for my thus I can reach both of you with one lame hand.

Lovingly Your Aunt Willie

Tomorrow I go to Atlantic City6 for one week.

I made an extra copy of this in case it doesn’t reach you.