TO INGRID AND HELMUT
AND FAIRY AND YOUR FAMILY,
WE ARE SO OUTTA HERE!
MOM said yesterday it was time for
a change while reading an email from
a friend we have known from 1983!
She is an artist, a book artist, and next
summer is going to travel and art herself
all over the place and her retired husband
just published his first book and mom was
at "sea level" just blinking at the screen
getting a migraine writing back to her
friend whose birthday was on the
28th but leap year threw us off
and mom surprised us ALL when
she wrote: "It's time for a change!"
This morning (as Ghandi said)
"Be the change you want to
see in the world" came right to
our very own mailbox courtesy
of - who else - our dearest
Ingrid and Helmut and their
8 meeris and you know how much
we love meeris and mountains
and that would make us SO MUCH
CLOSER TO FAIRY'S NEW ESRPESSO
MACHINE AND HOME-MADE
BISCOTTI, NOT TO MENTION
THE GIANT SHOVEL!
THIS IS INGRID'S HOME TOWN
OF SALTZBURG, AUSTRIA
AND HELMUT'S HOME TOWN
OF SCHWANDORF, GERMANY
WHERE - JUST A NOTE -
THEY WOULD ALL BE
ABLE TO PRONOUNCE
MY NAME CORRECTLY
CHANA BECAUSE YIDDISH
OR HEBREW BUT EITHER WAY
THERE'S A LOT OF CH's in there
and we are soooo ready!
Not to mention, we have seen
pictures of our friends and where they
live...is some kind of anti-aging machine,
they look half my age even though they
aren't so I would glow like a glow worm!
(no altitude, but glowing is good...)
We have confessed this to Fairy only
and wouldn't dare post it so read no more
but where our friends live is so beautiful.
Where we live is also quite beautiful.
The difference? Recently, we were informed
by geological experts that we up here
in the beautiful Pacific Northwest are
due for an earthquake/tsunami/possible
volcanic eruptions (Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier,
and our very own Mt. Baker) that will dwarf
anything in recorded history. THEY EVEN
HAD THE NERVE TO MENTION BELLINGHAM IN THE TSUNAMI PART,
POINTING OUT THAT SINCE WE WOULD HAVE NO POWER, OUR TSUNAMI SIRENS WOULD NOT GO OFF AND I LIVE DOWNTOWN, CLOSE TO SHORE, ABOVE FILLED MINE-SHAFTS ADJACENT TO AN OIL PIPELINE THAT ALREADY EXPLODE ONCE WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHAT
AN INFERNO THAT WAS (NOT INCLUDING
THE EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI, AND VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS...)
TIP: BUY BEACHFRONT PROPERTY IN IDAHO WHILE YOU CAN.
BAVARIA. MEERIS. MOUNTAINS!
FAIRY & MARIGOLD,
WITH BISCOTTI, HOME-MADE
MARMALADE WITH ENGLISH
MUFFINS, MOUNTAINS IN
BAVARIA, HAVE I ALREADY
MENTIONED THAT, WELL,
WE DO LOVES US OUR
BITS DESCEND, CAN SOMEONE
MAKE ROOM FOR A TRIO
OF AMERICAN PIRATE-PIGS?
WE LOVE YOU!
Meet our friends. And love them.
We do! WHO'S EATING MY PASSPORT?
GIVE IT BACK, NOW!