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 lovers. those males could take a little willow stick a few foot lengthy, peel it and with not anything greater than a jackknife carve it into anything that gave the look of a memento of Queen Anne's underwear. the difficulty that somebody took to invent fuchsias makes me give some thought to those willow fanatics. but it is a gloomy and dreary day at the present time and who am I to be frivolous lower than such circumstances."—from a letter to Wilson Taylor, August 20, 1947
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