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Hilton Hall Apt. 15A
Garden City, L.I.
February 6, 1940

My dear Miss Daves:

I don't know whether the smell of excellent cigars that arrived with my portfolio in Vogue's excellent way of doing things, inspired the enclosed nostalgia. Anyho-o- I got busy at a happy clip and here it is:

"So You're a Widow?!?!?"

Combination of truth, poetry and amalgamated personalities that I sent back home to their wives..their vanity hurt perhaps but not their fidelity. Being so much older now, I sometimes wonder if one should ever hurt a man's vanity! After all...

You couldn't put me out of my misry re: "Old ladies of Forty" could you? I am balancing my budget.

Yours truly 
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