In an old hat box at the top of my closet is where I keep copies of all the letters I have ever written. My letters are my inspiration for Tea Room Diaries.

The stories that I share in the laundry are based on the crazy events of my life during my turbulent two-year courtship with Leon… beginning in March of 1989.  When I tossed my letters into an old hat box, I did so to have them as keepsakes. I never expected them to be my inspiration for writing about my life, but they helped me to recall every incident with great detail.

While none of the events I write about were funny at the time, they were quite funny reading about them in retrospect; and because I now see the humor in all those “Dear John”letters of yesteryear, I decided  to share my memories of those turbulent times with a twist of humor.