Love letter to La Conner


Dear Ken Stern,

I sold the house. I moved to Anacortes. I drove through downtown La Conner to say “goodbye.”

Then it hit me! I am leaving the nicest town I have ever lived in. Yes, Shelter Bay is part of La Conner.

Over the 20 years I often sat in the Catholic Church and looked at the window labeled “La Conner,” named after Louisa Conner, the founder of our little city. She also built the church!

As I said “goodbye” to my old house, I realized that I loved this area. Especially the grocery, Pioneer Market. The main street. The Tavern. The many excellent restaurants. The library,...

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