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Dear Friends,

I had the most joyous, happy birthday—two days instead of just one! And, there were even birthday parties held in my honor without my being there! I owe so many people thank-you’s that I’m afraid I’ll miss someone, so please know that I truly appreciate each and every birthday card and gift.

My birthday celebrations started two days early in Salem, Virginia, at a show with Countryside Gallery. Gallery owners Charles Barnitz and Martha Doss pulled out all the stops to make everything special for me on my birthday weekend, and it was a wonderful show. The gallery staff and volunteers wore special pink T-shirts made just for my birthday and the show, and I saw so many old and dear friends as well as lots of new, young faces.

Pretty in pink—everyone dressed in one of Pat’s favorite colors.

Collectors lined up at Countryside Gallery’s door to see Pat and purchase her new print Springtime in the Valley .

Friday evening after the show, we went over to the Salem Senior Center for my birthday party. Everything was so beautifully decorated, and the food was fabulous. There were three birthday cakes! In lieu of gifts, optional donations were taken at the door to benefit the Salem Museum’s building/renovation fund.

There was an abundance of festive decorations and guests at Pat’s birthday party, which was held in conjunction with Countryside Gallery’s show.

The cakes were almost too pretty to eat! L. to R., Mary Miner, Pat, and Martha Doss.

At least three chapters of the P. Buckley Moss Society held birthday parties in my honor, even though I couldn’t be with them. The Three Rivers Moss Chapter of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, celebrated the Society’s 20th anniversary and my birthday at the Georgetowne Inn, overlooking the three rivers and downtown Pittsburgh. The Mossaphile Chapter of Atlanta, Georgia celebrated my birthday at Romano's Nacaroni Grill. The Moss in the Country Chapter of the Roanoke Valley in Virginia celebrated my birthday at Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders Monday and called to sing “Happy Birthday” to me over the phone.

I was in St. Petersburg, Florida, by then, having driven down after Countryside’s show to meet with the architect and the contractor who are going to remodel my etching studio. The Finn Gallery will be relocating to it once the renovation is complete. I’m also spending two weeks of concentrated painting time in my favorite studio; it has the best natural painting light.

My next big event will be the Society’s second 20th anniversary party, which will be held at my Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, on June 15. We’ll have lots of nice surprises to bid on. I’m looking forward to seeing you then!


Remember our soldiers this Memorial Day Weekend. Their sacrifices are the reason behind the holiday.

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