The countdown is on. It is one week until darling daughter begins her college career at a small liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts. Actually, move-in is next Thursday. She has a roommate from Ohio. I am excited for her. But since darling daughter has attended a boarding school in Massachusetts for the last three years, this new beginning doesn’t seem like such a big deal. She has experience living independently. So we will get her set up in her dorm and then watch her go.

Yours, Merryweather