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Dec 9, 2022Liked by Ramona Grigg

While I cannot relate to life in a cabin in the UP, I look forward to stories from someone who is living it. Or even just remembering the best parts. 😊

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Okay then. But sometimes the best parts aren't nearly as funny as the worst parts. (I can laugh now that they're over.)

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PLEASE write about it while you can!

There's something beautifully simple and elemental having access to natural peace and quiet and without any awful city hum going on in the background.

To see what you see, hear and feel - it's always such a privilege.

It's why I loved The Outermost House by Henry Beston and why I love receiving posts from Tom Ryan Author on Substack. I can't abide the city and live there in small doses, so to hear of others experiences when they go bush, it would be fabulous!

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Thanks, Prue. I think I've lived here for so long I've begun to take it for granted. I need to write more about it in order to 'see' it again before it's too late.

Thanks, too, for the recommendations. I've never read the Beston book, though I've heard about it. And Tom Ryan is new to me. I've just subscribed to his newsletter.

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Dec 9, 2022Liked by Ramona Grigg

As always, I'm dabbing tears before I finish reading. Regardless of the topic, you touch me, Mona. Especially with this one! I live in a cabin and often wonder if I will still want to if Clay dies first.

I'll look forward to curling up with your posts as we snuggle in for the long winter months. Will keep the box of tissues within reach.

- Hugs

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As always, Nancy, you're too kind. I hope you and Clay will live forever in your sweet cabin and neither of you will have to deal with that kind of grief. But I've always said any kind of pain is easier to handle in a place of beauty. Nature's healer.

But put away your tissues, dear. I'm going to try not to bring on the tears. Life is a celebration!

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Dec 9, 2022Liked by Ramona Grigg

Cherish every moment Mona. I think it's just wonderful.

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I will. I do. Thanks. ❤️️

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I’m looking forward to reading more about life on the island! Every year we plan a trip there, and every year life finds a new way to get in the way.

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Well, nothing much changes year after year, so whenever you decide to visit it'll be pretty much the same as it always was. It's part of the appeal, I think. LOL.

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Your cabin is beautiful!

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Sounds lovely!

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Why would anyone want to do it? Truly it is the one place I long to be. The friends, the water, and just good living is what it’s all about. What do I love about being in Drummond-pretty much everything!

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Have you ever read the works of Ann LaBastille? She lived for years in a cabin in the Adirondack mountains of upstate NY. Beautiful writer and pioneer in preserving the beauty of that area. "Woodswoman" and Beyond Great Bear Lake" are some of my favorites.

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