Dear Amy, Jackie, and Kate,

Congratulations! You guys did a wonderful job. I’m amazed at the process and how you manage to pull all this “stuff” together into an artistic display, then turn it into a profit, make lots of people happy, and leave the place nice and tidy behind you to boot! It’s like a combination of business and art and public service. AND you did all that while being sensitive to my feelings–like anticipating that I might like to keep the family slides. Thanks for that.

Amy, I’m sorry that I was in such a hurry to get to work on [the day of the auction], but thankfully I was able to have a couple of leisurely visits earlier and admire everything on display. A chance to say goodbye….

…My thanks again to all of you for a job really well done!