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#3169: Willa Cather to Willard Crowell, June 9, 1941

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My dear Mr. Crowell1:

I want to tell you how sorry I was to learn from the home paper of your brother's death. I remember Mr. H. H. Crowell3 distinctly. He lived on the farm which you and your wife4 now own, did he not?

I wish he and Walter Sherwood5 could have lived to see this more kindly spring, with its well distributed rains, come back to Nebraska6. The last paper alarms me a little, lest you may have had too much rain on the second of June. I hope the river will not do any damage to the bottom farms.

Yours, with sincere sympathy, Wi Willa Cather

P.S. My hand7 is slowly improving but is still in a brace, which accounts for my unnatural signature - I hold the pen between my middle and third fingers.