And speaking of “Saints or Sinners”…

Nov 8, 2023 | 0 comments

Cynthia and Casey – From Cynthia’s Facebook Page

Doncha just love it when suddenly a few of the disparate dots in your life become unexpectedly connected and you get that “God’s in his Heaven and all’s right with the world” feeling?  Here was the sequence of events that happened to me yesterday and, though I galloped through several emotional reactions, by the time the sun was up this morning, I was a happy camper indeed!

First, my long-time friend Casey (our long-ago ‘singing postmaster” here in Oysterville) wrote and said that he and his wife, Cynthia, are going to be in the area for a few days as she will be teaching a knitting class in Long Beach and would I be free to join them for dinner on Friday night? ” Yes, indeedy!” was my response.  And could they come to  the traditional “Friday Night Gathering” here ahead of time, I asked?  And so… we worked it out.  OH BOY! I haven’t seen  Casey and Cynthia since Nyel’s Farewell Party and I am delighted.

“Shawl Collar” From Cynthia’s FB Page

Not too many minutes later, I got this note from Editor Matt Winter’s concerning today’s paper:  “My page designer and I miscommunicated and there is no saint or sinner in this week’s edition.”  Say what???  “New page designer?” I asked myself.  Surely, after 33 weeks of my Saint or Sinner stories, whoever-it-is understands the procedure. There are still a number of those stories “in the hopper” (so to speak) with no ending time yet discussed.  And, of course, when that thought occurred to me, I began to stew a bit…

So, the first thing this morning — well, actually the second, as first thing is a cup of coffee and Wordle — I looked at my online copy of the Chinook Observer to see what story, exactly, had usurped me.  “A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP -Fiber artists ready to strut their stitches’ said the headline!  And there was a story (with colorful and enticing pictures! about yet another friend, Colleen Smith, and her Ocean Park business, “Colleen’s Coffee House and Tapestry Rose Yarn Shop” and about the Columbia Pacific Fiber Arts Association and their two-day Fiber Festival this coming weekend at Long Beach School!  Where Cynthia will be teaching! Which is why she and Casey will be on the Peninsula! Which is why my 34th Saints and Sinner Article got usurped from this edition of the paper!.

Yay!  The dots are connected and all is right with my world!


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