When I met Karen Kessel 15 years ago I was visiting schools in Irving ISD where she worked as a librarian. The morning I saw the pink flamingos lined up outside her trailer library, I knew we'd be instant friends.
She moved to another part of Texas and a few years ago she invited me to her new school. Now we're both living in the same corner of the world. Today we'll meet for coffee. I think that deserves a little gift from my garden.