To all you dear people who attended my birthday party Friday: I was surprised and grateful – overwhelmed – by your hugs and reminiscences. I am reading the cards over and over.
I especially want to thank my overworked friend Lisa Schwartz and family and my neighbors the Cones. You do so very much to make my life happy all year. They organized the occasion, and it was a pity Lisa Cone had to work out of town this week.
There is a voice within me saying, "You don’t deserve all this," but I slap it down and enjoy. What a wonderful community here. Thank you is not enough.