The Adventures of Katnip: 40
“All I said when I sat at the table was, ‘This chair is TOO big,’ and suddenly…”
The Adventures of Katnip: 35
“What is it?” Cuddle asked.
“A tiny healing shrine,” John Riley said sagely, pretending he hadn’t just read it on the back of the box.
You can learn more about Magic Matchbox Shrines and their designer here. I’ve had this one since finding it among my friend John’s things when he died in 1996.
The Adventures of Katnip: 33
“Who are you, and why are you in a recycle bin?” I asked.
“Name’s Cuddle. Cuddle Russell. This is what happens to old Sidekicks. Those glass pieces behind me used to be the windshield of a Honda Accord. Now they’re art. I’m just waiting to see what I’ll be next.”
“Can a Sidekick have a Sidekick?” John Riley asked hopefully.
“No,” I said. “He can have a friend. But I’m warning you guys, if we stumble upon a yellow brick road–”
“Oh, all the best stories are recycled, too,” Cuddle assured me.
The Adventures of Katnip: 31
“Perhaps we should have taken into account that neither of us has a driver’s license before we started this trip down Memory Lane?”
Today Lynne and Lila took me to lunch at 59 Diner. The staff was gracious enough to remove their pink Cadillac from the display case so I could use my phone to shoot Katnip and John Riley with it. Thanks, 59 Diner, Lynne, and Lila! Speaking of nostalgia, back when the only 59 Diner was at the Shepherd location and we lived in the suburbs, this was where I used to bring Lila’s father Jess–he wasn’t much older than Lila is now–for a treat. It was “our place.”