I have spent way too long looking at pictures from this year, and am using this letter to you to put things in perspective.
We started the year with snow.
Auntie Katie, the Cousins and I walked to Slappy Cakes to celebrate her birthday, getting all bundled up against the February cold.
Just about a week later, we were celebrating Katie’s purchase of the building that would be the new home of Books With Pictures, her bookshop.
The building would also be the family’s new home, and they started off with celebrations, knowing there would be lots of work to do.
Before the summer was over, the Cousins were moved in and making the place into a home.
Another change this year is in the health of my dear Aunt Bea. At Easter, we visited her in a hospital in Corvallis. She was recovering from a fall and feeling very… old.
But by the time we visited her in September, she had moved to Bend and had been reunited with her dear Kitty Cat, and was feeling all spunky and fun again. Momma always said, “Bea doesn’t leave a party…she takes the party with her.”
I will tell you more about the year tomorrow, as I continue getting ready for the New Year!