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April 20, 1937

Dear John,

I was very glad to hear from you, and to learn that things are going well for you in Madison. I certainly look forward to seeing the panel in the Justice building and the other things you have been doing.

I was also darned glad to hear about your election to the National Academy. [[strikethrough]] I am planning to go ahead with qualification for membership as soon as I get around to it. [[/strikethrough]]

Sara had a very serious operation a couple of weeks ago, but has made an astonishing recovery, and should enjoy very much improved health from now on. She is still under nurse's care, but is gaining strength rapidly. Of course, this is a great weight off my mind, and I am keyed up now to get much done this summer.

We would like nothing better than to get up to Madison for a while. Just now, I couldn't say when we will be able to do so, however. If we don't get up there pretty soon, I hope you and your wife will have a chance to get down to Iowa City.

My students are nearly finished with their plowing mural and it is looking very good.

Tom and Rita are coming up next week-end. They had planned to come this week-end, but I had phoned them about Sara's illness, and the posponed it a week.

Sara joins me in sending our very best to you both.

Grant Wood

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