Just a quick note, if you're new to my blog, my daughter, granddaughter and I few to Massachusetts on the 5th. Christina gave up a baby for adoption when she was in high school. It was an open adoption and his parents established communication four years ago, feeling John would benefit from meeting his biological family. He became a daddy March 1st and they invited us back to meet the baby, Olivia Grace. Phew - that was a lot in a few words.
We were in awe of the historic buildings. American architecture has been an interest of mine since high school and this is the very first Richardsonian Romanesque building that I've seen in real life. It's the Amherst town hall. And just so you don't sound like a foreigner if you go there, the "h" is silent in Amherst - Amerst is correct.
Paul gave us a tour of Amherst followed by lunch in the student dining commons. The school actively pursues diversity and sitting at lunch with the students was stimulating and invigorating. It was especially neat to see Paul in his own environment. He introduced us to his support staff who had known our story all these years and were excited to finally meet us. I think Paul and I are going to try to put our story into writing. It's ambitious and scary.
This is their store greeter.
This is my loot. I also bought the floor model of Schacht's version of the old "Weave It" sampler loom. I've wanted one for a long time and was glad to finally get one. They said that these little looms are backordered for the moment. Lucky me!