Dooley and I went to visit Irene and Dooley’s best friend Lightning (Irene’s dog) today. For those of you who don’t know, Irene was the local librarian who typed my handwritten blog posts and actually posted them back when I didn’t have a computer of my own. She also sold me Dooley shortly after I moved up to the cabin. When the County reduced her hours at the library in town (down to two days a week) she decided to move up to the County Seat, live with her sister and return to library work at the County’s main branch.
Dooley and Lightning stayed at the house and I took the sisters out for lunch. We ate at a place called The Grandview. I never did locate the “grand view”, but they had some grand Delmonico steaks. Irene and I exchange emails once in a while but it was so nice to sit down and talk in person. It was also the first time I had met her sister. They were definitely two peas from a pod.
I asked Irene if she still reads the blog. She said yes, but some of this season’s posts (I usually only write in the winter months) were a bit odd she thought. She did like “Dooley’s Christmas Carol”. She suggested I keep my posts shorter and use more pictures. So, I will quickly end this post with a picture Irene gave me. It is a Currier and Ive’s print called “A Home in the Wilderness” that she found in a thrift shop and thought I might like. I love it.