Cheryl in the front of her house
I wonder if the friends that we make in our young married adulthood are the most important. They were for me. Cheryl was my neighbor for a few years in Somerset Farms in Farmington. We had children of similar ages. We shared a love of art, crafts and sewing. She was a sister I never had and has remained so through the years even as she has moved to Australia and other states in the US. For the last 15 years (or so) she has lived in the "Pastures of Heaven" so well named by John Steinbeck. This lovely place is located in the Salinas hills about 15 minutes from Monterey. Cheryl's sister Viki, her mother Beth and brother Larry (along with all their children) have come to be our family as well and we have all shared many good experiences together. We spent last week in Monterey with the "group". The guys golfed Poppy Hills and Spanish Bay...a rare opportunity, especially because the Bay was free and the Hills at a discount because Viki and Cheryl's husbands Steve and Ron are Golf marshals there. We love the restaurants in the area. I did a little cooking for the family which is a joy for me. We watched conference together. And we walked the beach and the Salinas hills. Thank you dear friends for sharing our life.
The front yard