FROM THE BOOK:"Next to the fervour flower i like fuchsias, and no kidding. . . . Down one of the Pennsylvania Germans there has been a race of younger males . . . who carved willow fanatics. those males might take a little bit willow stick a couple of foot lengthy, peel it and with not anything greater than a jackknife carve it into whatever that seemed like a memento of Queen Anne's undies. the difficulty that somebody took to invent fuchsias makes me contemplate those willow enthusiasts. but it is a gloomy and dreary day this present day and who am I to be frivolous below such circumstances."—from a letter to Wilson Taylor, August 20, 1947
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