I am about to break my one and only Rule of the Tearoom.
For a moment, I must ask you to follow me outside The Tearoom and into that place we call Reality.
For the times I am absent, I hope you will forgive me.
My Dear Love Mr. V and I left Washington, DC and moved to Maine a few months ago in order to take care of my elderly parents. They are both in failing health, but it has become apparent that my mother has Parkinson's Disease.
And in my efforts to care for her, I have not taken care of myself. Last week, doctors implanted a stent in my heart. I am much, much better now (just tired) and am grateful to the people who devote their lives to helping others.
Here is a belated Mother's Day dedication to my mother.
Please return with me now to the escape of The Tearoom . . .
. . .and thank you for listening.