The Housesitter, Part 1, Page 2
This character is based on Cindy Ryan, a good friend of mine growing up. She used to own and run a gem shop next to the old Mayberry store off the Blue Ridge Parkway. I would walk over the crest of the mountain through pastures to go see her on weekends and play Scrabble with her. I am very grateful to have known such a wonderful, kind person.