021_21ab“I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.”
Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely

I hope some of you made the trip!  In case you came in late, this week was prompted by a proposal that was too good to pass up.  I wish Vickie the best of luck with the book, and hope my Raymond Chandler references got taken in the right spirit.

“The girl gave him a look which ought to have stuck at least four inches out of his back.”
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye