(Sent to author Harry Gratwick in response to “Words, Recycled” [WWF March 05]; printed here with permission)

Dear Harry:

How many people leave home as an unknown and return to find they are “golden?” Thank you so much! The article has been so well received and generated many lovely compliments.

Two personal libraries have been promised and one, 29 boxes.

Already delivered! You’ve been read from Ft. Kent to Kittery and beyond! Our New Hampshire daughter called to say she’d gone to the town meeting in Madbury, NH, and three people came up to say they’d read about her mother and the amazing island bookstore.

We are currently moving everything around so the floor can be refinished. We will try to live up to our billing.

Thanks and wow!

Ginny Fitts