I'd much rather read than write so it's not much of a blog...

Monday, January 26, 2009


January used to be a big birthday month in my family. We used to avoid any potential holiday letdown by anticipating one big party for all the family & friends who had January birthdays beginning with Lisette on the 1st and ending with my dad on the 31st. My dad's been gone for ten birthdays now but this is the first without Lisette.

Lisette would have been my godmother if my family had gone in for that sort of thing. She was a very pretty Belgian war bride who married one of the men in my parents' army unit and she laughed more than anyone at her language mix-ups. She was also the 'craftiest' person I've ever known and she made, among many things I treasure, my favorite throw.