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[handwritten along left edge: [Lizzy Greene]] [postmark: [WELLESLEY MASS. FEB 2 8-AM 1914]]

Miss Anne Whitney The Charlesgate Boston Mass.

Saturday night January 31, 14

Dearest A.W.,

How good that was, at the Bellevue! I had kept your Benediction always; But it was a month ago, and now I must send away my love to you this way, the visible message of it. I love to think of you there in your high chamber, with your dear girl, - shut in from the rainy world, with so many dear things to think of, & remember & look forward to, let the sky fall as it will out of doors. I think this has been the rainiest

rainy day I ever knew, darkening the daylight with the very sky itself coming down as water. It is good to think of the deep wells in the country places, being filled for the summer need. One well I know, in Norton, that has never yet gone dry, though last summer it shared its last foot of water with its waterless neighbours daily - both man & beast, & yet that last foot of water never grew less; & then came the good rain from heaven & the bucket plashed again. I don't believe anybody said - "but drought was pleasant"! Today has

brought me good letters from far away, & one from our Lizzy B. who would have come herself, if the day had been as yesterday. The Postman did his best, & he is a friend indeed in this place, which sometimes seems to be a good way from anywhere. I wonder if you ever read just foolishness? Most likely not, but I have just read that preposterous "Mrs Lecks & Mrs Aleshine," with chuckles & squirms of pleasure.

I only meant to send my love to you; and I am sending it, after this is delivered to your good hand. And will Mrs. Dargan keep me sometimes in mind? I am always your Lizzy Greene.

Letter from Elizabeth Bigelow Greene, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Anne Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, 1914 January 31

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