One week ago, Don Elleman died. He was the wonderful husband of Barbara Elleman (TOMIE DEPAOLA, HIS ART & HIS STORIES), and Tomie's friend.
Nearly six months ago, Harlow Carlson died. He was the wonderful husband of retired school teacher Karen Carlson, and Tomie's friend.
Although Tomie knew of these two passings from Barbara and from Karen, Tomie is learning of the final days of others through notes sent with Christmas cards.
Christmas joy mixed with some sadness.