I got an unexpected visit last week from my brother-in-law, who lives in Seattle. He was up this way visiting some family, and stopped by for a short visit before heading back home. I didn't know he was coming, and just showed up at my door. It was a welcome visit, as I haven't seen him in about nine years.
Seattle, home of the original Starbucks!
The story of Starbuck's begins in 1971 along the cobblestone streets of Pike Place Market, which is historic in Seattle. The girls took a trip there in 2011.
I made him a hot cup of coffee, and we had a nice visit catching up. I had just gone to the store, so I had some Walkers shortbread cookies in the cupboard, which was a perfect treat for his Scottish heritage. These cookies are so good, they melt in your mouth.
Richard has a wonderful talent and makes bows and arrows that are beautiful. He carves them with special types of wood, and has been skillfully crafting them for many years.
I will always remember the framed picture of the brothers on the wall at my mother-in-law's home. At one time, they were all fishermen in Alaska, and fished the great waters for King Crab. My family used to get fresh crab from them every now and then, and it was very good. It's one of my favorite pictures, and Richard is on the far left.
I was pleased that he came by to see me, and I've always wanted to visit the old and historic city of Seattle. Maybe someday I'll make it there. ; )