As we drove to our Florida vacation destination over our sons' winter breaks, we passed near the home of OS friend Nangramma and made a side trip to meet Nan.
Here's Mary with Nan in her lovely Florida home.
Steve, The Bionic Man, helps Nan download a gorgeous photo of a confident American Shorthair cat onto her blog as her avatar.
Cat-loving Nan and DogWoman Mary hit it off right away. "Dogs and cats, living together . . . "
Here's Nan with Mary's three men: Steve, James, and Andrew. Nan won over the ravenous teenagers by serving them plates of delectable holiday goodies (and even sent us on our way with more treats for the road trip). Sasha "The Weasel" kept a low profile, meeting Nan quietly outside as Nangramma's community technically doesn't allow pets :)
Nan gave James some lovely chord books for his guitar and, on our way out the door, handed us a wooden Christian fish symbol in honor of the "Rebel Jesus." (Mary did a holiday post about Jackson Browne’s song of that name which Nan found very meaningful.) We proudly keep this gift in Steve's car as a fond remembrance of our new friend Nan. It joins a pair of Greek kombolói (worry beads) that friend Costas Zlatanis gave Mary at the Athens airport when he saw her off at the end of her junior year abroad, and a dreamcatcher that our Cheyenne friend Floyd Black Bear's brother made.
Take care, Nan, and thanks again for your gracious hospitality and valued friendship!