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May 14, 2007



Lisa -

I'm so glad I found your blog -- I have been enjoying reading it since I did find it yesterday.

Sounds like a fun weekend. I am only now really beginning to humbly "hear" those phantom bagpipes in my own head and realizing so much of what I thought I knew and understood I don't really understand at all. Thanks for sharing and for the great insight!



Gywnnie is simply adorable - she just exudes joy! And I have to say, I think the Scottish dance outfits are so much better looking than the Irish ones!! Sorry about the bagpipes . . . I wouldn't want that wailing in my ears at night either - real or phantom.

BTW, I did the Race for the Cure in my town yesterday and had a great day.


Verrrry cool, Dianne!!


It sounds like a perfectly lovely weekend! I had a wonderful Mother's Day on Saturday with my mom and daughter at an Amish quilt auction. We spent too much money, ate too much yummy food, and enjoyed each other's company.

Jeanne Damoff

Gwynnie is so cute and awesome! :)

Heather Diane Tipton

Gwynnie is adorable!

My weekend...uh... not so good. LOL But I'll live.



You never forget the bagpipes.

I attended Carnegie Mellon University in the early Eighties. Since Andrew Carnegie was a proud Scotsman, many of the university's symbols were Scottish. The Kiltie marching band marched in the most expensive band uniforms in the nation, having been handmade in Scotland from the Carnegie family's tartan.

And then there were the bagpipes. When the weather permitted, about a 6-8 bagpipers played at sundown for thirty minutes. You could hear the pipes all over the campus.

I loved that aspect of CMU. What a great tradition. And to this day, whenever I meet bagpipers, I'm amazed at how many attended CMU.

I can hear Amazing Grace even now.

Tonja Muret

I am reading your book "Quaker Summer" and am loving it. Sometimes, well, a lot of times, I tend to forget that there are other women in this world who feel like I do - this book is opening my heart. (We are going to be using "Quaker Summer" for our book club starting in June.)

I saw you have interest in Bagpipes and Scottish Heritage. My husband is a bagpiper in the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums. For a while, my daughters were Irish dancers, but are taking a break right now.

At any rate, I'm looking forward to reading more of your books. You are an amazing writer!

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