May 25, 2008

I know I overuse emoticon hearts.

But sometimes words just won't do, right?

I am in Prophetstown Illinois this week. Population 2150, and I am related to most of them. Anyway, I got all misty eyed on the plane ride up here because I was thinking about my Aunt Karen, who passed away this fall. There are a million wonderful things I could say about my Aunt Karen, but for whatever reason I keep thinking about how every time I came to Prophetstown from the time I was eight years old, I would find her freezer full of veggie burgers.

And it's not just my Aunt Karen. When I arrived this past Thursday, my Aunt Beth ransacked her cupboards and refrigerator, reading labels and pulling out everything she could find that was vegan. So thank you so much to all of my family that have always been so great about making sure that I am well fed. Special thanks to my Aunt Beth, cousin Jennifer, Aunt Lana, Grandpa Roger, and my mom and dad for checking up on me or taking care of me at every family meal. Every vegan should be this lucky.

Some not-so-recent family fotos.



  1. Hey chica, my mom pointed me to your blog. Good to read about and see the fam.

  2. I met you for a moment in the grocery store and commented on your cool knitting tee. I see Liz in the photos, and I am the editor of the Echo. I took Liz's mom's place when she retired. nice bog! And nice to bump into you in G's. I have no local knitting pals, so your tee peaked my interest!