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Mathews, VA
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Dear Friends,


“All of us have special ones who have loved us into being.”

-Fred Rogers


I have an extraordinary life and I have you to thank for it. What a welcome I received upon my return to Mathews for the 45th Annual Mathews Market Days poster release. Although I am no longer a full time resident anymore, the 25 years that I did live in Mathews made for some deep bonds and friends. The weekend got off to a great start when my daughters Patty and Becky took me to one of my favorite restaurants, Merroir. Have you heard of it? It’s located in Topping, VA at Locklies Marina. Listed as a “Tasting Room”, Merroir is the brilliant inception of the Croxton Brothers. You may know of them as the 4th generation owners of Rappahannock River Oyster Company that re-energized their family’s oyster business.


Daughters Patty (L) and Becky enjoy a beautiful evening out with me at Merroir.


On Saturday morning, smiling collectors and friends filled the Bay School awaiting the unveiling of the 2019 Market Days poster. 


How wonderful to see Moss Society member Pat Whitlow at the Bay School. I learned that she is teaching a jewelry making class there.


History takes on more meaning, whether it is through personal experience, family involvement or shared excitement of a friend’s discovery. Reconnecting with dear friend Josie Thorpe in Mathews, provided me with the opportunity to see the beginnings of the Mathews Historical Museum. The spacious building is located at 198 Main St and will provide a thorough representation of the history of the county when completed. Currently on display are the pictures of hundreds of service women and men. Josie said that the directors are still working on the concept of what they want to display, but that in 5 years they will have a permanent museum in Mathews County.


Josie and I are standing in front of 1 of 4 walls adorned with the photos of Mathews military service personnel. I am excited to see what the future will bring as this museum comes to life. To keep up to date with information on this project, please follow this link.


We’re all familiar with the saying, “don’t you just love it when a plan comes together”? Nineteen years ago, I was involved in a fundraiser for a baby who had been born with Koftmann’s Syndrome, an inherited disorder of the bone marrow where the body lacks a white blood cell to fight infections. The money raised was given to the family to help support the costly testing to find a bone marrow donor.  Seventeen hundred Radford area residents, including Virginia Tech athletes, were tested at a cost of $85 per test. While the early testing didn’t find match for Henry, 40 other people were matched with donors. Time passed and I had to have faith that all went well. Last week I went to dinner at Rocas Mexican Grill in Radford. My waiter was none other than Henry Moore, the grown up and healthy man who had been the baby we had helped so many years ago.  


A happy and healthy Henry Moore.


This is the painting that I donated to help raise money for Henry. The winning bid in the auction was by Patrick’s (Henry’s dad) frat brothers. They gave the painting to the family as a token of support and protection for young Henry.


Until next week,



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