For the Love of Neighbors

Wallace talks about our neighbors, Mike and Paula, every day — pointing over at their house, waving, and repeating their names (and their cat’s name, and their grand-dog’s name). After a visit from another neighbor’s puppy, he has added “Puppy!” to his repetoire.

Thank you, Sally

Our dear friend Sally gave the girls this beautiful sewing box, which was hand stitched in the early 1920s by Sally’s mother-in-law for one of her bridesmaids. Amabel and Ellen are in awe of the delicate stitches and beautiful fabric. It is truly a treasure — now being put to use again, filled with tiny tools for their latest projects.

Dear Sally, thank you for your generous spirit and for passing this on to us.

45 :: Valentine Visit

It’s Valentine’s Day morning and we are visiting Sally.  The sunshine is pouring in through her windows as the girls examine treasures on her tiny white couch. Wallace is dancing around, touching this and that, and returning to look at Sally again and again.  Grandmommy is pouring tea, and I am sitting on the floor, taking it all in.