Saturday September 01st 2012, 10:52 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Friends,Life

It’s Kings Mountain Art Fair weekend and I’d been looking forward to seeing Mel and Kris.

Only his name was on their artist list. It’s always been both their names, and I noticed that.

I got there just after four: enough time to visit before the 5:00 close (and after the crowds would have gone way down), hopefully not too much sun. It is amazing how deep and how everywhere the shade is in a redwood forest.

Mel exclaimed in delight when he looked up and saw me. I did too in surprise when I realized that was one of their now-grown sons with him: “OHMYGOODNESS! You aren’t little anymore!”

They laughed. His son glowed, just absolutely glowed, when I told him how beautiful their work is. I know he helps with their production and I’m glad he got to see the appreciation in person. And he remembered me! He wasn’t very old last time I saw him.

Kris wasn’t there.

Cancer last year–and they’re sure it’s totally beaten now, she’s okay, she’ll be here Monday.

!?! I’d had no idea. I just knew that I absolutely had to go to see them, no matter the sun, no matter anything. Monday, Crohn’s flare willing (it’s minor so far), I’ll be there.

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Prayers that the flare cooperates for tomorrow’s visit!

Comment by Channon 09.02.12 @ 5:49 am

Here is hoping all goes well for you, and them.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 09.02.12 @ 6:33 am

What a great family operation. Their stuff is gorgeous.

Do take care of yourself!

Comment by twinsetellen 09.02.12 @ 7:20 am

You do manage to find the beautiful stuff — art work and people.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.02.12 @ 10:39 am

I am so hoping that the flare has extinguished and you are totally up for another mountain visit! I checked their website, looks a bit familiar…..then I see they’ll be in Benicia in two weeks. If they’ve been there before, that’s probably why the pieces look familiar, I just didn’t know the artist. I’ll have to get a closer look!

Comment by DebbieR 09.02.12 @ 4:18 pm

Go, but wear your hat and take your parasol.

Comment by LauraN 09.02.12 @ 8:57 pm

Sending optmistic and healthy vibes for you and your friends!

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 09.03.12 @ 9:05 am

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