My three cousins came for lunch yesterday and we had a great time. A big snow storm was predicted for our area over the weekend, and when I lifted the bedroom shade Sunday morning it looked like the forecast would be accurate. My cousins had to travel about 40 miles, so text messages began flying across cyberspace as to whether we should postpone the gathering. By Sunday afternoon the snow had stopped, and Sunday night they texted that they'd leave the date as planned.
They came bearing gifts of fresh flowers, Godiva chocolates and a teapot that belonged to their mother [my aunt] as a keepsake.
The Whitney reopens this Friday night. I have a staff meeting tomorrow from noon until 5:00 and return to work to serve 'Mansion Tea' [the new name] on Saturday. There will be two seatings now 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The special Valentine's Tea on Feb. 14th is sold out.