I'm sorry to say to all of Rita's loyal followers she will be away from her blog for awhile. She has some health issues that will require surgery soon. I imagine her recovery will keep her from her computer until early next year.
I'm not sure what upset her more; not being able to blog or facing a second year of having the holidays disrupted with health issues.
I want to thank everyone that has e-mailed their concern over her recent absence.
The Old Salt (Frank)