I mailed out newsletters to the friends I usually see in Fairhope, Alabama at the Spring Festival. I decided to give it the title of "A New Leaf" I didn't explain in the letter just what that meant, but this seems a good place to break the news that I have sold my little country gallery of 22 years. A very nice couple who want a small place while they enjoy life in their motor home will soon call it theirs.
I always thought this day would be a very sad one, but as life has the upper hand I now see it as a blessing. 22 years of wonderful memories leading to a new day and certainly a new calling for me and my art and little books.
I hope you will celebrate this day with Lewis and me. What a blessing this little country house has been. It served a wonderful purpose in our lives and my career. The days of our 20 years of open houses filled it with lots of wonderful friends, fun and laughter.
Make no doubt about it,we are NOT retiring!! On the contrary. It is time to get serious about this life on earth and reasons God gave Lewis and me the job we have.
It's show time folks! See you in Fairhope. Celebrate life now!