Monday, November 13, 2006

Don't you love when unexpectedly grace-full, lovely things fall into your life? I read a "Stone Soup" cartoon in the paper last week. I loved the message the cartoonist, Jan Eliot, conveyed through her humor. So a wrote her a quick email and received the following reply:

To: Alex

Subject: thanks

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 09:59:25 -0800

Hi Alex,

Thanks for reading Stone Soup and thanks for taking the time to write. It has been my goal from the beginning to create an extended family that was "real"--meaning marriage, divorce, step-kids, blended families, the works. Wally has always been that guy who will bravely step in and raise someone else's child, a guy that the world could use more of. Most of us do not live in "perfect" or "normal" families as defined by some... but the reality is that our families, extended, blended, mended, adopted, really are the "perfect and normal" ones.

My best to you,

Jan Eliot

Stone Soup Cartoons

Wow! Let's go out and buy some of her books, huh?


  1. net said...
    Welcome Alex to RGPB! I'm looking forward to knowing you better!

    Be blessed!
    Sally said...
    another welcome- love the cartoon!
    more cows than people said...
    i read stone soup every day on-line. how wonderful that the creator is so attentive and responsive! welcome to the ring!

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