When Anne walked into the Stuart House Museum today, she had that special “look” I came to recognize on my mornings at work last year. The smile she wore, and the way she made eye contact with me and ignored all the museum signs and paraphernalia, meant one thing – she was a Bree’s Blog reader. After she introduced herself and her friend Barb, I remembered her blog comment from a few days ago. This was the lady who lives in Florida and owns a little cabin on a nearby lake in Michigan. She comes “up north” as often as she can – drawn magically to the island by memories of working here in the 70’s.
Anne, Barb, and I had a wonderful visit, and during the time we spent chatting – like three old friends – she got to meet Frankie and Jill (she and Jill discovered they knew all the same folks from “back in the day” when they both worked on the island). When they returned a little later, Ted had dropped by – so they got to meet him also.
When I began writing about Mackinac Island four years ago, I never imagined I would get to meet readers from all over the United States who share my love of this special place. Even though I don’t say it nearly enough, I hope all of you know what a blessing you are to me – and that I love you all.
Anne and Barb – thank you so much for stopping by. Remember . . . . two condos for sale up the hill.