I think it was 1998 or so when my oldest daughter Jami began volunteering at WaterFire with me. I had been volunteering for a few years and Jami wanted to join me in a beautiful mother-daughter activity. I loved the idea and we spent a few years working together on the wood boats. We loved being together on the water. We built the fires in the morning and then returned to light and feed them at night. It was a very happy experience for the two of us.
WaterFire was smaller then, but the crowds would still gather and we would get choked up with delight knowing that we were a part of such a wonderful artistic endeavor.