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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Acknowledgements: Thank you to Carolyn, Sarah, Judy, Susan, Tami, Kathleen and Tom for your collective wisdom and support, patience and suggestions, editing hours and input as I transferred what was in my head and heart onto paper. Thank you to Cynde for being my mentor and inspiration as I began my journey. Even though you are far away I think of you often. Your stay in California was short and sweet, but I know you were brought out here for a reason. Thank you for being my guide, my friend and my Obi-Wan. made butter on saltines, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, hours in the mud, books in the bathroom, a clay room, upright pianos, pepper jack cheese, ducks in To Miss Mary— Thank you for back porches, piñatas, real hammers, freshly the yard and a big boat to paint. I do what I do because of you— thank you. 6 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL