Thanks so much to everyone who turned out for the party last night. While saying our enthusiastic hellos to all of your happy solsticing faces, we also had to bid sweet adieu to some of our most favorite items: the naughty fiesta striped romper cum demure hostess dress, the billowing Mama Cass-ish vintage maternity dress (sold to the most beautiful preggers mama of all time!), stripey shirt upon stripey shirt, and yes, even our beloved, very very grumpy miner friend! Thanks especially to Phillip, our supremely talented Open/Closed sign-maker artist friend, for coming out and to Mr. Ed Masuga for busting out the serious songs. We can’t wait for the next party!
Also, for your daydreaming pleasure, consider this: “On the West Coast, where gold is more abundant, a modern gold rush is taking place, with more mining claims being filed and more people turning to prospecting full time.” Totally, totally. It’s happening in our rivers and streams, it’s happening at Treat & 18th Street, and The New York Times seems to think it’s happening in my home-state of Virginia….