Dear Finn & Hazel,
On Sept. 20, 2009 it was your Mommy’s 26th birthday. I sent her a text on Sept. 15th saying “515 at 4:00?” Lacie replied saying “Sure 🙂 the outside, downstairs porch is nice”. (I still have the text.)
We met at her favorite place, “The 515 Kitchen & Cocktails”, located at 515 Cedar St. in Santa Cruz. She called it “Her Office”…little did she know that she would soon have a real office on Cedar St. for her rapidly growing children’s entertainment business.
We had a couple of their specialty 515 cocktails, and talked about her recent engagement & upcoming wedding to Alexander Gershenson, (your Daddy) whom I hadn’t even met…but was hoping to meet soon.
She showed me her ring, and I asked her when she was planning on starting a family, she said “probably next Sept.” I was SO excited to hear this news of my first Grandchild’s impending arrival. (that’s you Finn!)
I showed her a box of mementoes which I had brought with me. We talked for awhile about the items, and then she opened the birthday gift I had framed for her. It was a newspaper article that I saved ever since 1987, when she was 4 years old. Here it is without the frame.
She LOVED the gift, and asked if she could use it on her “Happily Ever Laughter Parties” website. I proudly said “Of course you can!” (I don’t know if she ever put it on her website.)
We left “The 515” and met at your Aunt Rebecca’s house for a visit. She was surprised, and very happy to see Lacie & I together. I wish we would have taken a picture of the three of us that day. It ended up being a very short visit, and then Lacie went home.
I was very pleased that things had gone so well…and hoped with all my heart that our family was finally going to be okay.
~ Your Gramma Lynn