About 1.5 years ago, after one of my Venice trips, Daphne (then age 5?), listened very attentively to my travel stories. She took me to one of my watercolors hanging on their wall, and said, "tell me again about the bird in the cage?".
|"Italian Colors" by Helen K Beacham Fine Art|
In a Private Collection.
Daphne, with truly innocent eyes, looked at me and said "I'm going with you one day, Oma". Oh, boy. I was smitten and then I spent a year working on her parents to get the okay to take her. And now we're actually going! Planning is half the fun, BTW. She's our little artist, so I've already got her drawing from some of my Venice photos so that she gets used to the different architecture and colors.
She spent the night this week, and together we read the story "Mimi and Piggy's Adventure in Venice".
|Book by Chisato Tashiro. Find it HERE.|
I think I'd like to record our story as time goes by. If they bore you, just delete-delete!
I wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for each of you that have touched my life. I wish I could repay the bounties!!