Mrs. Frances R. Williams of Marysville, Kansas, who writes under the name “Farmer Fannie,” is still enticing the citizens of her state to drive East for a vacation. In the April 2, 1949 issue of the “Kansas Farmer” she published an article with the title, “We Are Seeing America. Why Don’t More Folks Take Vacation Trips?” Cousin Frances continued her description of the beaches in Maine that she began two years ago.
To an easterner, her story about eating a shore dinner is amusing, for without experience in opening the shells of lobster and of steamed clams, only the coaching by a waitress saved them from hunger.
A trip to Nubble Light at York, Maine, was pictured as a dangerous voyage, although at low tide the distance from shore to the island is a few feet of sheltered water. This article proves that the Atlantic Ocean presents a formidable aspect to the inhabitants of the interior of these United States, Or, we ask. is Farmer Fannie writing to impress her readers with the prospect of an exciting vacation in New England?