My daughter Becky has gone back to Italy for a few weeks and will return the end of this month. She is so happy to be home with her girls again; she hasn’t been to Italy in a year! My granddaughter Sofia will be coming this summer to start her engineering courses at Virginia Tech.
Becky (center) with her daughters Sofia (left) and Michela (right) in Italy—so happy to be together again!
My daughter Mary and I drove up to Dulles (Washington Dulles International Airport) Tuesday to meet my granddaughter Sarah, who is returning from Jordan to pursue her doctorate in nutrition at Virginia Tech. We didn’t get back to Radford, Virginia, until 10:30 p.m. and slept until 10:00 the next morning. Sarah keeps telling us about the Jordanian dishes she’s going to make for us—we all love to eat! Oh, what fun to have the kids around!
My granddaughter Sarah returned from Jordan a few weeks ahead of her husband A.J. with just “a few” suitcases. Needless to say, the huge smile on her face appeared when she saw her mama, my daughter Mary.
I’m still thinking of the wonderful surprise birthday party my girls planned for me and how much I enjoyed it. I have so many thank-you’s to write that I doubt I’ll get them done, so I want to tell everyone, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
Last week I told you about my friend Frances Dunn, who sends a donation to my Foundation for Children’s Education every year in an amount equivalent to my age. She also makes a donation to the Foundation in an amount equivalent to her own age on her birthday. Frances is 95 years young! She wrote to me that her friends threw her a surprise tea party for her birthday this past December and there were 86 people there, so she had a few more people than I did. We certainly do love parties and all the wonderful hugs!
I’ve spent the last couple weeks enjoying my studio and working on two special prints to raise funds for breast cancer. One will be released during my talk on September 30 at the Susan G. Komen Pink Promise Luncheon in Roanoke, Virginia, and one will be released in conjunction with my show with Martin’s Gallery in Hanover, Pennsylvania, October 16-17.
Becky, Mary, and I are looking forward to Moss on the James and Moss in the Valley Chapters’ visit June 27-28. They are coming for a tour of the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech and to see a performance of Madam Butterfly there the evening of June 27. We’ll have brunch together on the patio of my lake house the next day.
My next show will be our Waynesboro gallery show and Barn Open House July 10-12. The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education will host a fundraising dinner on Saturday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m. on the new Memorial Walkway and Patio at the Moss Barn. Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased by June 30. Attendees will receive a complimentary black and white print. For more information on the fundraising dinner, please contact the Foundation office at 540-932-1728.
Appalachian Summer will be released during my July 10-12 gallery show and Barn Open House in Waynesboro, VA. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-949-6473.
We will be hosting a meeting for our authorized dealers in Waynesboro August 7-9. That is also the weekend of Blacksburg’s annual Steppin’ Out Festival, and I am working on a painting of the Lyric Theatre for my Blacksburg gallery to release at both the festival and in the gallery that weekend. It will also be available during the Blacksburg gallery’s show August 22-23. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-552-6446.
This painting of the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, VA, is a work in progress and will be released as a giclée during Blacksburg’s annual Steppin’ Out Festival. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-552-6446.
’Til next week…