Iâ€™ve written about all the wonderful art work that has hung on our walls over the years. Almost all of it is original work, created by or given to us by our friends. Jerome Martinez, Marian Bantjes, Darryla Green, Jeff Potter, Jess Rice â€” the list goes on.
Today, as I start to pack up the kitchen, I am thinking of Nancy Walker, Tom Connelly, Joy Jubenvill, Deb and EA, Frank Bakanau, Alice Del Dosso, Grandma, and our own Ken Parker.
Our kitchen is full of their work and gifts.
Nancy made our dishes, bowls and cups. Tom gave us the mugs we keep in the freezer for when we need a root beer float. Joy made the fancy spiral glasses we use, Frank gave us the Mama Ro ones, Deb and EA the fun coffee mugs from a Florida visit. Alice of course left the crystal stem ware, Grandma the cutlery, and Ken made all but one of the wooden spoons.
As I pack, I know and know again, we arenâ€™t leaving anything or anyone.
Today, as I pack, Iâ€™m thinking of all the incredible people in our lives. We sure are lucky.