August 29, 2014 by auntkatefirmin
The American Kate was fortunate to have a little place in Carmel, California, where she could retire after her library career. When her brother also retired, he and his wife joined her and lived next door in “the little white house.”
I loved visiting Carmel, Aunt Kate, and my grandparents in the little white house. The house was a few blocks from the beach but if you stood in just the right spot on the settle in one corner you could see the ocean.
That far south of Carmel’s business center was very quiet in the early years. I can’t be certain but I strongly suspect that Fred and Minnie are standing on what would shortly become the site of a house by Frank Lloyd Wright (featured in the 1959 movie A Summer Place).
Lots of kelp used to wash up on the beach in front of the house and the smell could be pretty strong – but I still loved it!
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