Are you there? Is anybody out there? Does this echo? (echo, echo, echo...)
I thought I'd write y'all a little letter in my free time tonight. I am so glad we have this space (even though we may only visit occasionally). So I want to say how lovely it is that I know everyone reading this. You! Let's start with up north. Elspeth. You have disappeared from physical life but it makes little glimpses of you all the sweeter. Like a sweet note in the mail, or news over email. I love that you are chasing your dreams and living in the big ol' city. I admire your courage. Whenever I see beautiful script or garlands or a hundred other things, I think of you.
Ashley. Sweet Sequatchie Ashley. I think about you a lot because even though I'm in North Carolina, I eat Cumberland cheese (which is easy to find here!) and I think about the hands that milked those cows and the wonderful place they live. You moving out there to start a family and devote your life to what you love is inspiring. I miss your handiwork. Your baskets and threads. I hope that you and your adorable family are well and that your house is coming along! Also, is the little one walking yet? He must be so big now! And y'all have been parents for a whole year!!
Ann, I just wrote you some comments about your wedding photos. I love them. Before I left, Mike gave me a tour of y'all's restaurant-to-be, and suddenly, being there in that space, I was filled with awe for the vision you have. You are starting a business! Doing something you are passionate about. And you have such great support for it because people really believe in you, and that says a lot. Also, I miss saying hello at the market. It's market day today...hello!
And Daisy! We just spoke on the phone, and it was so nice. You would love the pine trees here. So many tall trees, and the colors are great. The sky is very blue, the puddles silvery, and the sunsets are golden. If you ever come, you should bring your sketchbook. I hope you find somebody great to sell your piano to. If I had a gazillion bucks lying around, I would buy it right away. I miss your good cooking. You know that sandwich you made me right before I left? Well, I've made it a few times here it was so good.
So, I think that's all, am I leaving anybody out? I hope not. You guys are welcome to visit if you get the hankering. I've been playing a lot of fiddle out here because there are old time jams practically every night of the week. Between that and reading and talking to Trae, that's what I do over here! (aside from work). I hope I haven't bored you with such a long letter. Please pick up the phone and call anytime. I miss you lovely lovely ladies.
When my cousin saw it, she asked me if we got engaged! Not yet, I told her...