An Autobiography: Chapter 41, The Waiting Island


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The Waiting Island gave Georgianna and me much satisfaction. We felt like we, with Reverend Chapin’s collaboration, had created something of historical significance that we would leave behind when we moved away.

The production brought two letters that made us realize why we came to Roosevelt Island.

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Ruins of Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island. 

A letter dated March 18, 1977:  

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Moore, 

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