Last weekend, I was in Seattle for a conference and had time to visit my granny, who is awesome.
Clockwise from top left: my aunt Zina, uncle Dave, cousin Darby, me, and Granny Lou.
The “beach house”, where I spent lots of happy time during my childhood. When Granny and Papa bought it, it was a tiny cottage, and Papa built it up into a cool house with all kinds of bizarre nooks and crannies.
Puget Sound has very big tides. I spent a lot of time playing in the mud in this inlet (in front of the beach house); a favorite activity was to start building a dam as soon as the tide passed the dam site on the way out, with the hopes of making it large enough to hold back the water when the tide came back in.
Also, after returning from a wedding, I apparently walked straight through the house and began playing in the mud, without taking off my tiny suit.