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Nov. 24

Up Against the Wall Gallery
Kingsport, TN
(423) 246-7210
Dec. 1
King James Galleries
Gettysburg, PA
(717) 398-2034
Dec. 7-9
Barn Show & Gallery
Open House

Waynesboro, VA
 (540) 949-6473

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Dear Friends,


Barter Theatre Revisited


Saturday, November 24th I will be returning to Kingsport, Tennessee for a very special show with my friends at Up Against the Wall Gallery. I will be there from 10 am until 2 pm to meet you and sign work. We will be releasing my new print titled, Barter Theatre Revisited. This grand venue, located in Abingdon, Virginia, holds a prominent place in the region’s history. According to, native Virginian Robert Porterfield developed and implemented the concept of trading food for theatrical entertainment. On June 10, 1933, the Barter Theatre opened its doors. It was during the Great Depression and money was scarce, so admission was 40 cents or an equivalent amount of produce. The theater was well received and a lasting legacy was born. Many well-known actors and actresses have participated in a Barter Theatre production early in their careers. Among them are Ernest Borgnine, Gary Collins, Gregory Peck and Frances Fisher.


Happy Thanksgiving. I have so much to be grateful for. I will be at home for the day enjoying a dinner prepared by family and friends. I want to share a poem that I found a by Edgar Albert Guest titled Thanksgiving. I smiled when I read it. It’s written as if he had looked in my window at my family.


Gettin’ together to smile an’ rejoice, 

An’ eatin’ an’ laughin’ with folks of your choice; 

An’ kissin’ the girls an’ declarin’ that they 

Are growin’ more beautiful day after day; 

Chattin’ an’ braggin’ a bit with the men, 

Buildin’ the old family circle again; 

Livin’ the wholesome an’ old-fashioned cheer, 

Just for awhile at the end of the year. 


Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door 

And under the old roof we gather once more 

Just as we did when the youngsters were small; 

Mother’s a little bit grayer, that’s all. 

Father’s a little bit older, but still 

Ready to romp an’ to laugh with a will. 

Here we are back at the table again 

Tellin’ our stories as women an’ men. 


Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer; 

Oh, but we’re grateful an’ glad to be there. 

Home from the east land an’ home from the west, 

Home with the folks that are dearest an’ best. 

Out of the sham of the cities afar 

We’ve come for a time to be just what we are. 

Here we can talk of ourselves an’ be frank, 

Forgettin’ position an’ station an’ rank. 


Give me the end of the year an’ its fun 

When most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done; 

Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, 

Let me sit down with the ones I love best, 

Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song, 

See the old faces unblemished by wrong, 

See the old table with all of its chairs 

An’ I’ll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ prayers.


Until next week,



P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd.
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Mathews, VA 23109
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