My friend Verna is 96, and we get together for tea at my house at least once a season. Today seemed the perfect time to celebrate spring as the Verna equinox, even if the actual equinox occurs tomorrow.

Also joining us was Sarah, companion of my youth. She came to me as a Christmas present when I was three, and a couple of years ago I overhauled her wardrobe with a new dress, panties, socks and shoes. The dress and panties were made by a doll clothier I connected with on eBay.

An almost unbelievably delightful time was had by all.