I was very happy to spend last weekend among friends in Alexandria,
Virginia, at Prince Royal Gallery’s show. John Byers and Marg
Peterson were the perfect hosts, and it was a treat to be with them
Pat mingled with collectors this past weekend at Prince Royal Gallery,
This coming weekend I’ll be with Mike and Lisa Anne
Milhorn at Up
Against the Wall Gallery in Kingsport, Tennessee. Some of you may
remember Kingsport from last year’s Collectors’ Convention
that was held there.
The Story Teller Revisited, Pat's special show print to be released
this coming weekend at Up Against the Wall Gallery, Kingsport, TN.
The weekend of April 16-17, I will be visiting
two galleries in West Virginia. I’ll be at Kitten’s
Korner in White Sulphur Springs on April 16 and at Necessary Things
near Cross Lanes (call Necessary Things at 304-752-0542 for show location)
on April 17.
Celebrating the Day, left, shows the International Mother's Day Shrine
at St. Andrews Church in Grafton, WV, where Mother's Day was first celebrated
in 1908. This print will be released at Necessary Things, Cross Lanes,
WV on April 17th. Almost Heaven, right, is a collage of West
Virginia landmarks and symbols. This print will be released at Kitten's
Korner, White Sulphur Springs, the day before, April 16th.
Last week I showed you a picture of my grandson Sean and
me at Sea World. While my daughter Mary, Sean, and I were there, Sean’s
sisters Kate and Sarah were with my daughter Patty (who lives in Colorado)
skiing. I have to be a fair grandmother and show their picture, too.
Pat's daughter Patti with her nieces, Sarah and Kate, skiing in
I have been deeply moved, watching the news and seeing
the outpouring of respect for Pope John Paul II at his passing. He was
a fine example to people of all faiths, living his life as he preached:
that a man’s actions speak louder than his words. He showed tolerance
for other religions, a lesson much needed in this time of terrorism
and mistrust; tempered his doctrines with love and compassion; and called
on the world’s leaders to foster peace. He showed immeasurable
spiritual strength in spite of personal physical frailty and lived a
life of service to others until the very end. Pope John Paul II will
be greatly missed and long remembered. We pray for his successor and
those who will choose him.
When the Pope visited Cortona, Italy in 1995,Pat's daughter Becky
was there in the crowd to see him (and touch his arm). That's Becky,
top left, under husband Roberto's camera.