Later Gretchen told me that Eva had never paid much attention to Elizabeth since getting her a year and a half earlier, for her fourth birthday. But since going back home, Elizabeth is still enjoying being Eva's best friend! So you just never know!
I was trying to get her to collaborate with me on another book, like the one we made together at her house on Easter. But Eva musta been a little burnt out on that kind of thing. So I made a bunch of my own drawings with a black marker, hoping to lure her in, but it didn't work. Neither of us got our stuff colored in, and my drawings are still in a pile. Maybe I'll make a coloring book with them eventually. But I know I prefer our joint efforts, where both of our drawing styles interact, because we've both been trying to work on the same page at once! Maybe next time!
Eva collected more catnip for Otis and Ome, who have gotten pretty used to her flopping all over them by now. Too bad she can't bring their sister Cricket along from her house in Lakewood, but we know the three kittens wouldn't remember each other, after three and a half years of being apart! So Cricket remains Otis and Ome's long lost sister, who only joins them in our drawings!
We didn't have time to do so many of the activities on our list, including sewing on our Hello Kitty sewing machine and Eva helping Poppy with his leather work. Next time!!!
Eva is a very good traveler and house guest! Come back any time, sweet little Possum!
Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the killings at Kent State, and I care about it for many reasons, one of which is that children like Eva need to grow up in a safe world, where they can always speak their mind without being in danger. They need to grow up in Peace and Love.