Your most delightful editorial (Oct. 6) in a long time was that about the spider, along with its illustration. It's like a garden spider I have, but mine, too, has disappeared, and probably for the same reason!
I didn't know I had her; maybe she had just moved in when a neighbor called to me excitedly to say I had a big spider crawling up my wall, headed for the kitchen window.
I went outside and there she was. I gently urged her into the flower bed by fanning her lightly with my Times, which I had been reading when called.
This was in early evening. Next morning when I went outside, I found she had woven her web across the steps, and there she sat blocking my exit.