Emily Bowyer Hammel was my father's older sister. She was the dearest person I've ever known. Over several adolescent summers, she patiently taught me how to sew and how to cook. I loved her. Sadly, she has been gone these few years and I miss her very much. However, I am carrying on her legacy of sewing and trying to carry on her legacy of caring.
Tip Junkie (http://tipjunkie.blogspot.com) has a post today asking for the one word to provide guidance in 2009. I always hope for wisdom, which comes sometimes and sometimes not. But for 2009, I think my one word is: