I so enjoy/ed having you post here - saw a painting of you as George Washington, yesterday? but was on the way to the oral surgeon with a husband in tooth agony and didn't have time to comment. I loved it!

I wish you knew how much I appreciate you and your input and posts and paintings here and how disappointing it is to sign on this morning and you are no longer here.

Most others who have moved on haven't bothered me so much, it was time, but you I've always looked forward to your posts. I do respect, though, that clearly, you think it is time, too.

Take care out there in the world. I hope you decide to come back but if not, so be it.

As for me, I'll be back after our week off, dancing at a huge hippie fest that's gone on for over 50 years, off in the mini-forest, under a canopy of trees, a get away we haven't participated in in over two decades.

Getting back to our dancing roots - while all our sons take over the homestead, here.

Best to you and big hugs, dear one.

xoxo  Anna

Okay, looked for some brilliant insightful quote to add and.... nada. but this one seemed most like my thoughts and feelings today, and what seems to be disappearing in the world, everywhere (hence our deciding to head to the hippie fest stuffed with wonderful weird people and music and dance and sculptors and painters and artists and freaks).

Be well ~

“Blessed are the weird people: 
poets, misfits, writers
mystics, painters, troubadours
for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.” 
 ~ Jacob Nordby

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Comment by Anna Herrington on March 10, 2019 at 9:41am

JP, some photos of the fair.... a good time was had by all. No politics or talking heads in sight. Just songs and scenes lingering for weeks afterwards....

We had a blast  : )

Then decompressed with a camping spot in the forest on the way home...

Ahhhh....

So, the meant-to-be-farewell thread turned into dissing Monkey and general bickering-per-usual couldn't have been more jarring and disappointing.

Comment by Anna Herrington on March 10, 2019 at 9:47am

I spent a while at the fair sitting on the ground watching legs go by.

Comment by Anna Herrington on March 10, 2019 at 9:57am

And the band went by a couple times...

Comment by koshersalaami on March 10, 2019 at 10:06am

What fair?

Comment by Anna Herrington on March 10, 2019 at 11:08am

Sent you a message... 

Comment by Julie Johnson on March 17, 2019 at 5:36am

Hey Anna!  These were really nice pictures to look at this morning.  I'm still sitting here in my laundry room aka office and now dog pen. East TN, USA. Who let the dogs out?  

Seriously though, hadn't realized almost a whole year has gone by since our Foolish Monkey left us. She took her words and pictures with her too!  As long as I've got words up, I'll try to still check in. Last time I was 'here', my comments wouldn't appear. Same thing has been happening over on the face book also.  

Speaking of...

I'm serious, it's a Pandora's box. No. More like Hotel California, you can never leave. 

Although, I did sorta know what I was getting myself in for, I didn't think it would be this bad. OR good. Guess it depends on how you look at it. I'm mortified right now. So embarrassed, and trying to play it off. I think I'm doing okay. There's some ladies here, that are friends there and they might have caught it but I'm really really really trying and doing, except for one little peek now and again, to 'detach with love'. It's hard when they're right up in your face, on the timeline. AND, they don't believe me about the Russians.  Try explaining that one, over the telephone. Yeh.  Okay, it's Sunday morning and the sun is shining, I'm off !  Love to all, *poof* 

Comment by Anna Herrington on March 17, 2019 at 8:00am

Hey Ms. Julie  : )

NIce to hear from you!

...and yeah, I think I'm content I never got into facebook, especially with the Russians ; )  or my family, not sure which is worse. Family, I'd definitely rather not see all their opinions over there, just have emails and phone chats without discussing politics at all.... but then my one son and cousins and such I miss all their postings. Oh well. I admit the first thing I ever did online I had a comment fairly immediately from some guy in high school who only said: post a photo of you! and that bothered me so much I avoided online for ages... and I did *not* reply as I wished yet am glad I didn't:  "Oh f*** off with your lack of giving a shit as to who I actually am..."

So, instagram got me, instead. ha! No opinions! Just photos. And rather boring, but whatever. That's where all my nieces and nephews post these days, anyway.

Take care out there in the world ~

Comment by Rodney Roe on March 18, 2019 at 5:37am

Anna and Julie, I threatened to go off Facebook and friends begged me to reconsider.  As one old friend put it, "This is the only place we meet anymore."  We've been friends since the late 1970s, and I value her friendship, so I'm still, occasionally, on FB.

Those pictures of legs are hilarious.  Our younger daughter stayed over night at the Oregon Country Fair by hiding first under some woman's long dress and then under tables.  She probably had a similar view of the fair.

Foolish Monkey told me that she was leaving right before she vanished, and I didn't believe her.  I think that there is no better way to say, "I mean it", than to take everything down.  I don't know how many people would have gone to her site to reminisce if they had believed her, but it would have been nice to have a couple of weeks before she totally vanished.

I've thought about hanging it up here, but I like writing too much.  I would write if there was nobody to read my 'mind droppings', but would really miss the comments.

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