decided to move to Delaware, to wait until I was able to
get into Cokesbury, for property up-keep had
become very burdensome. The last hurricane had left
more flood damage than I was able to manage by myself. No
was to be hired, for everyone was in the same fix. Son
Christopher came to help shovel the mud from the studio,
fix the damaged
wiring, etc. It was with regret but relief that I sold
our beloved Bay House, built for our retirement.
the movers left, I lay in the hammock in the empty house,
gathering courage for the adventure ahead. As I prayed
to God for courage, I felt the presence of the goddess Athena,
who had guided Odysseus in Homer's tale, in her guise as
a white owl. Though the centuries widows have bravely
picked up the pieces and moved ahead. I could, too!