When I fell in love with Nebraska, Roxann O'Hare was one of the reasons. At the time of our meeting, she owned The Quilt Basket in Lincoln. The basket part of the shop's name had to do with Roxann's love of basket making. From the moment we met in Dodge at Vogies, we were firm friends. June Vogeltance, Rox and I found plenty to do. After she let go of her shop and went to banking and then printing, no year was complete without a get together. And then she and her husband, Rich, bought a building in Havelock with Rich's brother. Maybe a hand dying outlet for herself. That turned into much more than that partnership could handle, so the O'Hares bought and gutted another building. This was to be a gift shop with a few bolts of fabric. Well, that didn't last long. Then after five years, a building in Seward, Nebraska fell into their hands. It had belonged to Marion Fonzler who taught sewing and carried lines of full fabric: Thus the Comic Cow and The Udder Store were born. Great shops attract marvelous people. Here's a dear friend, Dianne Young, who drove down from Seattle to be with us.
The day after we picked Roxann up at the airport, we met Maureen for a Maureen
Here we are with one of Portland's decorated horses.
Sharing the world with my friend helped me to see a thousand things anew. A sure shot camera let us capture curves and stairs so we can remember the joy of sharing.