March 20, 1966
Mr. Stanley Marcus
Dallas, Texas 75201
Dear Mr. Marcus:
Thank you for your letter of February 24. I appreciate very much the fact that you included me on your list of your “most favorite people,” and I would have been glad to decorate the Easter egg you sent me, if my time had permitted it. But, unfortunately, my schedule is such that this is the first chance I had to answer you, let alone to permit myself the luxury of attempting to paint.
Since you needed the egg by March 15, shall I send it back to you undecorated?