Dorene O’Brien, author of VOICES OF THE LOST AND FOUND, showed up in Northport on Friday with husband Pat, daughter Hadley, and four-month-old yellow Lab puppy Chloe, all come to enjoy a long holiday weekend. When they bemoaned Chloe’s lack of bandana, I liberated Nikki’s old holiday scarf from the picture frame on the counter (it had been tied around her portrait) and insisted that it now be Chloe’s. “Are you sure?” they kept asking. But of course! Nikki wouldn’t mind at all, and see how cute Chloe looks in it! I’m sure Chloe and her family enjoyed the beautiful blizzard that arrived later in the afternoon, too. After a convivial stop at Fischer’s Happy Hour Tavern, we were glad to get home to our reading chairs by the fireplace.
Tonight, continuing with UNBOWED, I'll be referring to maps in Fodor's.