momCooley’s new out­ing is sound­ing great … really look­ing for­ward to it, as you all should be as well. I’m way too tired to try to say some­thing coher­ent, but I will be try­ing to offer an image a day from the 50 years of Olsen fam­ily memorabilia/ephemera I have acquired as a result of the unstop­pable heartache and ass­back­ward­ness of Life.

Here’s the first thing I found tonight. My mother is in the lower left cor­ner, 16 some-odd years old. Today, at 63, she’s in a nurs­ing home in Ohio, blind, deaf, divorced, and beautiful.