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LETTER: Recent Postcard Memories entry triggers fond recollections

'Those were wonderful summers; meeting interesting guests, being challenged by Mother Nature at times and cementing life-long relationships,' local resident notes of working in Honey Harbour
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The Royal, Honey Harbour, Lithographed postcard by Valentines & Sons. J.W. Bald photo. Courtesy René Hackstetter.

Midland Today welcomes letters to the editor. They can be sent to andrew@midlandtoday.ca. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). This letter relates to last week's Postcard Memories item entitled The Royal Honey Harbour; Didace Grisé and Sons.

Dear Editor,

In response to the article on the Grisé family, Frank Grisé’s father was Didace .

I worked at the Delawana Hotel as a waitress in the dining room, from 1953-57 and occasionally waited on the family, including "Frankie."

Those were wonderful summers, meeting interesting guests, being challenged by Mother Nature at times (one time the power failed and we waitresses trucked all the breakfast dishes to the bay to wash them before lunch, clearly not acceptable today, but it worked well and no one suffered the consequences) and cementing life-long relationships, including with my husband Dean, who was working on Beausoleil Island.

Dancing at Mel Lavigne’s Dance Hall every weekend was great fun and we respected Mr. Grisé’s curfew.

Clearly the article kindled many happy memories.

Elaine Nicholls

Midland