Julia, Rosie, and Joe departed early this morning after a quick pancake breakfast, following Autumn as far as the interstate as she headed to work, and started their long journey home. They will be missed.
The house seemed much too quiet today with only Abigail and myself at home. Back to school, and the daily routine. No dancing, no large number of folks at the table for lunch.
The past several days have been full of joy, laughter, hearty meals, hikes, skating, reading, knitting, game playing, and cigar smoking.
Today there was only quiet, as the washing machine hummed along.
The Virginia Reel, Salinger's Round, and swing dancing were only a memory.
It was such a blessing to share these precious days with these precious people.
And Curses! Oh, there was only joy here, but this game, Curses!, such a fun way to spend an evening.
The sweet sound of laughter ringing through the house, and laughing so hard that you cry.