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A Letter from Danielle for January ’21
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  A Letter from Danielle for January ’21
Hi Everyone, I hope that you had good holidays—even though all of our holidays were quieter this year and different than they usually are! It took some careful managing and restraint to keep the holidays safe, but hopefully you had some joy in the festive season. Now we get a whole new year to look […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for December ’20
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  A Letter from Danielle for December ’20
Hi Everyone, Wow!!! We made it through this year: that’s beginning to seem like something of a miracle. And if nothing else, 2020 has taught us that life is unpredictable, things can change in an instant, and who would have thought that the ENTIRE WORLD would come to a nearly dead stop for nine months. […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for November ’20
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  A Letter from Danielle for November ’20
Hi Everyone, I say it every year, but this year I’m not kidding!!! WHERE did the time go? I had a lovely Christmas with my children last year. I hopped over to France after the holidays for a few weeks, and then in February, I went back to San Francisco when my son got married—and […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for October ’20
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  A Letter from Danielle for October ’20
Hi Everyone, I hope we’re off to a good fall—and after a very bumpy beginning to this year—I hope we can slide into the end of the year with some good times and good news. We can all use that, and peaceful happy holidays. So I hope your fall is off to a good start. […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for September ’20
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  A Letter from Danielle for September ’20
Hi Everyone, It’s September!!! Let’s hope the universe doesn’t have any big surprises for us this month—OR ONLY GOOD ONES!!! September has always been one of my busiest months, especially when my kids were all in school. At my busiest and craziest, they went to four different schools (all at the same time), and eventually, […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ’20
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ’20
Hi Everyone, Wow, we’re halfway through the summer, and certainly not a typical summer. Around the world people are struggling with learning to live with the virus. Different countries handle it differently, but most seem to agree that masks, social distancing and handwashing are all important to stay safe from Covid 19. It’s not a […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ’20
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  A Letter from Danielle for July ’20
Hi everyone, Well, life certainly has had its surprises this spring!!! With a few exceptions and changes of plans, most of us usually know what to expect, and can plan our lives. Some people plan more than others. I am one of those people who likes to plan well in advance, long in advance. I […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for May ‘20
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ‘20
Hi everyone, I fervently hope that May is going to be a LOT better than March and April were, as the world struggles to rid itself of the Coronavirus, and we all work hard to right the ship in its wake. The US is a remarkable country, a nation of strong people who dig their […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ‘20
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ‘20
Hi Everyone, This isn’t the newsletter I was planning to send to you today—and had already written—talking about spring flowers, warmer weather, and dyeing Easter eggs. These are serious times, and every country in the world is facing a huge challenge. For safety and to prevent further contagion and the spread of the virus, we’ve […] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ’20
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ’20
Hi Everyone!!! The holidays seem a lonnnggggg time behind us, don’t they?? And hopefully, with March, a faint promise of spring, depending on where you live. All my cities will still be cold for a while!!!! It’s always a good time to read—whatever the weather—either curled up with a book in winter, or lying on […] Read more