August 2nd, 2002

do I know you?, skeptical/wry, wry, um

Gamgee Hall to Hobbiton and Back Again: Bingo Bolger-Baggins

Thanks to the kind support of friends like Mer and Erchi, Merry Brandybuck, and Cousin Estella my spirits are returning. And I've received wonderful well-wishes in the mail from my dear Elanorelle and Samwise. But most of all I have to thank the kind and tender concern of my friend and distant relation, FF. We've become confidants of late and he patiently took the time to sit with me and help me sort through all that was troubling me. I cannot cease being disturbed by these cryptic messages of impending doom from one I am fond of, I suppose, but I can keep it from unnerving me so deeply! With the help of such friends as these.

So I've come back to Hobbiton to do a few chores in my pantry smial, greet the returning Samwise, and have afternoon tea with my cousin Estella. I'll try not to think too much about my brother's gift-giving improprieties. This evening I'll take to the Old Tuckborough and Sarn Ford Roads again and hopefully be back in Gamgee Hall before nightfall.