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#2384: Willa Cather to Margaret Cather Shannon, [August 1, 1943]

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Darling Margaret1;

We5 have been here2 three weeks—lovely place—we have a cottage of our own—two large rooms and bath. Also a lovely garden—all our own. The guests are all charming New England people, intelligent and good manners. In spite of all this I am bored to death and we start for Grand Manan6 on Tuesday—by the roughest and hardest way, too! Long train ride to Calais7, then arrive St. Stephen8 in the middle of the night—then boa wait there two days and finally board the Grand Manan II ASTICOU INN
at six oclock in the morning!

I wish we were going to find the happy little nieces9 I found there long ago10 when we get there. Then it would be worth a hard trip!

Lovingly Your Aunt Willie
ASTICOU INN3 NORTHEAST HARBOR2 MAINE Mrs. Richard Shannon1 7805 19th Drive Jackson Heights Long Island4 New York. NORTHEAST HARBOR MAINE2 AUG 2 1943 630PM