I still have the justgiving page open, if you feel like giving to Cancer Research. Together we have raised over £3,000 already! And I’ve got plenty of steps left in me yet!
I would tell you a story….
Here is a piece of his art, just to give you an idea of his immensity.
It really is splendid…
What a Star you are.
Upon inspection, it is a wonderful piece of artwork.
I remember Leroy told me years ago how the two of them used to drink coffee and talk for hours, so when you look closely at the ship, you will note the coffee cup at the top of the mast.
And what better place to erect this monument than in front of the coffee shop!
And now, bringing the friendship full cycle,
we commissioned Leroy to make the wrought iron security grills
on the old schoolhouse last time we were here.
They are very, very lovely, especially now that they have weather in a little. If I get a chance, I will take a picture of them for you before we leave.
But I find it very comforting that the man who owned the house we own was great friends with the guy who made our wrought iron.
This morning I bumped into a guy in town who is great friends with Dorothy, the lady I bought the house from. I really liked her. She was a beautiful spirit. Well, he told me she is doing great! Still bouncing between Oregon and New York, where her children live. That makes me so happy to hear, because she was well into her 70’s when I bought the house from her!
And that was about 13 years ago!
Anyway, I have thoroughly enjoyed sitting here in the coffee shop, chatting to you and watching the world come in and out.
It’s like I’ve never been away.
Love and hugs,