I did not want this day to end without wishing all of you a very happy year to come--and health, prosperity and peace of spirit each and every day.
For many of us the past year brought sadness, misfortune, sickness and worry. Last night we burned many, many such troubles in our bonfire and I cannot describe to you the peace that came with watching those papers burn, burn, burn. They went up in smoke in the presence of many family and friends, high on a hill with the stars bright overhead, music from our granddaughters and the feeling of being surrounded by strength and love. It was a beautiful night.
We continued the pleasure today as our friend Susan and her children stayed to share a big country breakfast, a trip to Point Pleasant to see the Mothman statue and other sights, and a dinner that included cabbage with foil-wrapped money in it to assure wealth in the coming year. Everyone is settling down to bed now as this first day of 2011 draws to a close. I will post pictures and tell you more about our weekend tomorrow.