Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Happy birthday to my sister-in-law! I am proud to know you, and delighted to know you more.

And Charlotte, welcome to the world! Your mother, Rita Mae, is one of the kindest and wisest women I have ever met--not to mention one of the most talented and versatile writers. I owe her a letter. It's coming. And you have come to an amazing family. Welcome.

Thank you for all the kind words and wishes! Everyone who's been calling and writing, I will call you back soon, I promise.