Rose leaves my family after 15 years with us today. It’s a sad day for all of us, and rightly so; after so many years of working for us, and being that warm and uplifting presence, and, as Sheila puts it, helping to make our house a home, we will all miss her terribly.

She goes on, hopefully, to brighter and better things, and her family, back in the Phillipines. We all wish her the best of luck.