I have been remiss in sending out a shout of thanks to some of you readers who have recently used the donation button on the left side bar, and some entries, and who sent items from my wishlist.
Some of the things arrived without notes to let me know who sent them.
For example, some dear and thoughtful person sent another little bottle of Colatura di Alici di Cetara. I must keep this stuff on my wish list all the time. Wonderful. I will see how it compares to the other Colatura FZ sent sometime ago.
But KK of KY sent a copy of poet John Clare’s Major Works. I had used a poem by Clare in a PODCAzT and got interested in him.
I don’t know who sent the camera tripod, but I used it today to shoot the Nuthatch photos. I also used the camera cord to take the shot. I don’t know who sent that. Much appreciated.
JK (lots of K’s) of Dublin sent Empires of Trust: How Rome Built–and America Is Building–a New World by Thomas Madden.
Speaking of FZ, he sent a whole box of things on his own, including Sardinian honey, a bottle of Pietramarina from Sicily, a CD of Calabrian music, et al. Many thanks.
And who sent the bottle of Piattelli Malbec?
And someone unknown sent God’s Secret Agents: Queen Elizabeth’s Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot by Alice Hogge.
I hope I haven’t missed or forgotten anything or anyone. My apologies if I haven’t mentioned you personally.
Every time some item or tidbit or donation comes in, my day and spirits are brightened. Thanks!
On Monday I will take a list of all recent contributors and benefactors with me to Holy Mass and remember you all, which is both my duty and honor.