Today was a day of meeting old friends and making new ones. We started off in Malibu at the beach house of Kathy Eldon. Kathy and I met in Nairobi, Kenya 23 years ago where we discovered in the first five minutes of talking that we were both from Iowa. Our friendship has spanned the years and the globe and one of the things that has always brought us together is….PIE!
Next, we drove the RV across the city to the San Fernando Valley and visited the home of Grammy-award winners Allee Willis and Prudence Fenton, the creative duo who brings us Pigmy Will. I had no idea five months ago when I posted a Pigmy Will video on my pie blog that life would go in this direction — that Marcus would be dead just 11 days later, that I would be driving the RV all over the West (I think I’ve put 2,500 miles on it so far!), and that I would be doing a TV shoot about pie — ahem, about HOW PIE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD — and that one Sunday afternoon in January I would be sitting around the kitchen table with Allee and Prudence talking about an animated character who loves pie. Maybe someday this will all make sense. Though I can’t help but think that Marcus is “up there” making all of this happen.I get the easy job. I get to sit around and eat pie while Janice watches through the lens of her camera. On the other hand, I like to think I make up for it as the designated driver for the RV.