Actually, this is not a comment re above, but a note to say "hello". I just found your blog, and your work today when Honey forewarded to me "Shoes....." and "Dreams.......". As I told her - the stories made me nostalgic for a life I had not known, and for Al who I did know. I lived downstairs on State Street till Al and Honey moved to Napa. I will look foreward to reading more stories (I did read "Grandma Gertie's Peaches" too). How do find time?