Over a century ago my great-grandparents came to this country. My maternal great-grandmother would meet her husband here. My paternal great-grandparents brought their family with them. Here they are in 1914. My grandmother, Elena is the teenage girl second from the left.
Sixteen years ago today I went to an antique fair with my neighbor. When I returned home someone had dropped off on our porch a little brown striped kitten with white feet. Alix has been with us ever since. Here she is on her first day 4 July 1992, being greeted by Blackie and Speedy. Those two beloveds are gone now, but Alix still blesses me everyday with her unconditional love.