You may have noticed that there's not been much noise from "the broads" this week. Sandy's father-in-law passed away this week. While I never had a chance to meet "Daddy Mick", I know he was the rock of their family. Andrew Mickle loved to tease, he loved his cat, he loved to swim and a swimming pool is named for him. He was an educator, and the love of learning was passed to his children and grandchildren, among them a judge and a doctor. He served his country in World War II.
Sandy was as much a daughter to him, and he a father to her, as if she'd been born into the family. Her shop is closed and the shop we have together is also closed until she returns after the funeral. If any of you wish to send condolences, you can go to either Hugs and Holidays or Craft Stuff Depot at Etsy, and send her a message (you'll get the 'we are closed' message back but your message will be waiting for her when she returns home).