/#' chhteaq mHRmoriT 8221 SUNSET BOULEVARD HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES .CALIFORNIA Sunday, August 29 Dearest, I don't see why you INSIST so that the Place we're going to get must be In'Maine. I agree with you that we ought to look over the Maine coast, and that quite possibly our little haven and heaven on earth (and water) may be there, but you simply can't ignore the New Hampshire, Vermont, ,and Massachusetts hills the way you do. We might find a divine hollow among the hills, right on a lake or a stream, with a placid old town near it. I admire this loyalty to your native Maine, but for you to call me up long-distance at three A.M. (my time) the way you did and insist on my flying east to look at a farm nineteen miles from Wiscafrupett, Maine, was a little thoughtless -- I hope you don't mind my saying so. And it was a little cowardly in you to pretend that you were not M.P. (and what' is the philological relationship between an m.p. and an m.c.?) but Miss Tizzie Watts, real-estatress of"" Wiscafrupett, and that from where you were speaking, it was SIX A.M. — which is high noon, in Maine. Monday PM And then today comes your letter demanding Why Maine, and recalling to me the blisses of Princeton, Mass. Yes, and I do think well of that, of all hills, but the Shore — ocean or river or lake — be more making with water wings....I don't ask much of ly that it satisfy you perfectly — and me, of and that it contain you,. as its heart and soul. mightn1t fun? Like a place: mere- course -- Nice, last evening, dining with Eve March, who loved you, Robt Lewis, Bob Foulk,.now due for officer's school — all this time he's been a private with a company making moom pichers for the army -- and John Garfield and wife. There's an especially nice fellow, Garfield, still frank and simple as when he came popping out of the East Side. I'm not worried about what you tell me of Eagle's ear ache. Don't you remember that Pill was the same way only a year ago, and I cured it by pouMng in an ointment made of oatmeal, floor wax, and double giant Jumbo malted milk? ....Serious paragraph: I wish we did have our little Junior that we almost have> I would love him or her very much, because he wouldfbe you.