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Dear Friends:

My time in beautiful Cortona has come to an end. I flew from Rome back to the U.S. on July 4.

My daughter Becky, her husband Roberto, and daughters Sofia and Michela took me out for a farewell dinner at the best restaurant in Cortona, La Bucaccia. The food is excellent, and the atmosphere is so warm and friendly. La Bucaccia’s owner Romano is a delightful host. He is so entertaining and so much fun and makes everyone feel very comfortable. If you ever go to Cortona, be sure to eat there at least once. Romano will greet you at the door. Tell him you’re a friend of Roberto’s, and he’ll take extra good care of you.

Pat and family enjoyed her farewell dinner at La Bucaccia in Cortona. Clockwise from top: Restaurant owner Romano, Becky, Pat, Michela, Sofia, and Roberto.

I’m already looking forward to my next visit here, which will be in October when I take part in the Tuscan Magic Travel Agency’s Italian Highlights with Pat group tour, which has been booked up since the beginning of the year. We’ll spend time in Rome, Florence, Cortona, and Venice.

Pat and Becky stand beside the bronze statue of Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa in Florence. The statue is a work by Benvenuto Cellini (Nov. 3, 1500-Feb. 13, 1571), an Italian gold- and silversmith, painter, sculptor, soldier, and musician of the Ranaissance.

Pat stands by the Etruscan Gate, which is part of the old City of Cortona. The “old city” exists beneath the modern day city, and the stairs behind Pat lead up to it. Note the large blocks of stone at the lower level and the smaller ones on the stairwell. The large blocks were used in ancient times.

I’ll have just two days at my home on the Chesapeake Bay in Mathews, Virginia, before heading off for a short Disney Cruise with members of my family. I’ll return just in time for my July Barn Show and Museum Open House, and I look forward to seeing friends old and new in Waynesboro, Virginia, next weekend. The weekend after that I’ll be in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to host my Collectors’ Convention and celebrate the P. Buckley Moss Society’s third 20th Anniversary birthday party. The combination Dinner Dance and Society Birthday Party on Saturday night will have a Country Western theme, and I’ve been collecting items for my costume. It’s going to be fun!

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day, a.k.a. “4th of July.” Please remember our soldiers who are defending our freedom and way of life and say a prayer for their safety.




P. Buckley Moss Society Pennsylvania Birthday Party

Join us at the Lancaster Host Resort on July 21 for a fun western round-up dinner dance. This party is the last event celebrating the Society's 20th anniversary. Held in conjunction with the Moss Convention it's sure to be a great time. You do not have to be a member of the Society to attend this event.

The funds raised at this event will be divided three ways: Ronald McDonald House Charities, P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education, and the newly created P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship.

Western Round-Up Dinner Dance
Saturday, July 21, 6:00 P.M.
Lancaster Host Resort
2300 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602
$45 / per person
Ticket includes a special black & white Moss print valued at $45.
Come dressed country casual.
Pat will not be signing at this event.

Let’s party and raise funds for charity at the same time! To order your tickets, contact the Society office: (540) 943-5678.


The Moss Portfolio
74 Poplar Grove Lane
Mathews, VA 23109
(800) 430-1320
©P. Buckley Moss 2005


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