It is impossible to relate to you what this day has meant to me.
Carolyn, while we used to be closer, and while this day was not all that it might have been for you, it held inestimable value for me. No, your sanction of that wedding was hardly necessary, but your willingness to grant it was a magnanimous gesture worthy of the name, Collins.
Dearest David, that you should share with me the secrets of youth and your excavations around Collinwood? You are a gem, and that gift from you to me was a kindness no words can communicate. (I could never get your father to divulge the secrets coves, nooks, and crannies! You made me feel just like Pat Savage, and fulfilled a lifelong dream!)
Keep these notes of thanks, both of you. You have so often been my happiness, and I so dearly wish I had told…