I had the most wonderful birthday! My daughter Patty came to “spend the day with me” and took me out to lunch and shopping. When we returned to my house, there were 76 people waiting to surprise me! All six of my children were there, friends and neighbors, many of the people I work with at Virginia Tech, other business associates, members of my P.E.O. chapter, and many more. My daughters Becky and Mary made all the food. I thought they were working at the gallery, but they were really at Mary’s house cooking away. I didn’t have a clue what they were up to!
My daughter Becky made her famous tiramisu for my birthday, and I got one finger-full!
I love this picture—a “selfie” of the kids and me on my birthday. L. to R.: Becky, John, Mary, me, Ginny, Patty, and Chris.
The celebration of my birthday continued into the weekend with friends taking me out on Claytor Lake in a pontoon boat for lunch. We also went to the home of Laura Walters and Jeff Arnold. They have a tiki bar on the lake, and their home was full of kids and friends.
At Laura and Jeff’s tiki bar. L. to R.: Laura Walters (Friends of Claytor of Lake’s Spring Splash organizer), Cheri Strenz, me, and Becky.
I would like to say a huge thank-you to the members of the Central Iowa Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society for their most generous donation of $500 to my Foundation for Children’s Education in honor of my birthday! Also, my dear friend Frances Dunn sent a donation to the Foundation in an amount equal to my age. She does this every year on both her birthday and mine, donating amounts equal to our respective ages. I am blessed to have such wonderful friends!
We celebrated Memorial Day with a cookout at Mary’s lake house, and that same day we saw a black bear off my porch! It’s been an exciting few days!
Memorial Day fun with Becky and Mary.
In the middle of all the excitement and celebrations, we also attended Virginia Tech Alumni Association’s Old Guard Reunion on Friday. I presented the #1 framed print of A Cadet Tradition, Barracks #1-Lane Hall to Major General Randall Fullhart, Commandant of Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets. Lane Hall was completed in 1888 and was originally known as Barracks No. 1. It housed the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets until 1967 when it was converted to academic office use. Today, it contains offices for disciplines in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. It is the centerpiece building of the Upper Quad.
Presenting the #1 framed print of A Cadet Tradition, Barracks #1-Lane Hall to Major General Randall Fullhart, Commandant of Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets, during the Alumni Association’s Old Guard Reunion on Friday.
Now, I’m ready to get back to work.
Message to Members of the P. Buckley Moss Society
We apologize for the delay in being able to provide this year’s sterling silver bead to those members who have renewed at the Choice or Premier levels. The manufacturer has experienced difficulty in adapting my horse images to either an engraved or enameled image.
The proof we were anticipating to receive at this time has been delayed by the manufacturer for another 2-3 weeks. Hopefully, the proof will be satisfactory and they will be able to move forward with production. Provided the proof is satisfactory, we hope to have beads in-house by the beginning of July.
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