Sunday, January 11, 2015
Friends are wonderful! Most of our friends know that we are beginning the process of downsizing with the intention of selling our home to move into a condo or apartment, which will simplify our lives. Yesterday a FedEx truck arrived with a delightful surprise. Knowing that our children grew up in this house that obviously has sentimental value for them, an artist friend living in Florida rendered this beautifully matted and framed painting for us. Because our house has such straight lines, she softened it by subtle tones of barely perceptible colors to both the bricks and the roof tiles (which you cannot see in the photo, unfortunately). She painted the exact number of window panes and added the flag, hanging red geranium plants on the porch (my nod to gardening), the flowering crabapple tree and Maggi wearing her red, white, and blue Fourth of July scarf. She even included our neighbor's huge Maple tree. Friends are wonderful!!