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27 Broadway
Bangor 
Maine
Sep 29/39.

My dear Helen.
   So nice to get your  note and I certainl[[y]] wish I could say yes to your Thanksgiving ideas. - at least I can certainl[[y]] say yes in the spirit, but it first has a time getting itself across the street, so hampered it is by uncertainties.
I have a real affection for ^[[insertion]] the [[/insertion]] Gloucester I know - especiall[[y]] after the season -  when the [[fancies?]] get out -  rest of the real ones for that matter. I din't need all that - I need nothing really but the awareness - and that I have -
Sometimes I think it would be fun to visit these places that I have known so well - [[underlined]] out [[/underlined]] of season. for example, Ogunquit would be nice now that every one is gone. Provincetown well some of them live there all the year - but I could brave it.
Gloucester always has a certain something - quelque chose d'autre as Mallarmé says [[bu ?]] is - an [[other ?]] and [[abundance ?]] - somehow - and I must so have this one day and you must take me to Wingaersheek Beach again - God what a sense of infinity there is there - wasn't it nice when you & Seamus and I went there that time. all of the outstanding visions of that beac[[h]] were so exceedingly well set up but the standing on his hands - with its little swish of sea

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sorry, best I could do on this. *added a bit - not easy! Wingaersheek Beach is in the Gloucester Ma website

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