Those of you who follow my garden efforts will recall seeing the beautiful home above, or parts of it, in the background of most of my photographs. It belongs to Roy and Diane Edfast, who were already there when we moved into our home in 1977. Roy was at Boeing and Diane at University Bookstore in a neighborhood that seemed mostly populated mostly by university professors. When they later retired from their respective jobs, we were fortunate to benefit from their keen interest in all of us, and their friendship as our kids grew up and new families moved into the neighborhood.
Tomorrow evening we celebrate the Edfasts with a neighborhood party for which Leroy is cooking. They are moving to Horizon House next month, and it is difficult for any of us to say how much we will miss them. There is one bright note here in the change that is taking place. Their daughter, Annie, has purchased the home.
Having found them as friends 36 years ago, we look forward to continuing that friendship over neighborhood events like Jo's "First Fridays," or the annual block party, and our own holiday open house.