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Dear Friends:
My show with Vivian’s Antiques and Collectibles in Columbiana, Ohio, was more fun!  It was absolutely wonderful to see old friends after fifteen years of being away and a thrill to meet so many new, young friends.  It really was an incredible show.  My congratulations to Linda Seidner and Sally Case for their thoughtful planning and organizing and to the fantastic volunteers of the Essence of Moss Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society!

Hats off to Linda, Sally, and their staff and volunteers!  To quote Sally, “The show was unbelievable!”  Pictured, back row, L to R:  Sally Case, Ruth House, Jeanne Kleinert, and Dorothy Davis; middle row, L to R:  Linda Seidner and Becky Kale; and front row, L to R:  Faith Hodnick and me.

The Essence of Moss Chapter sponsored a one-day raffle to benefit the learning disability class of the Columbiana School System.  They sold tickets at the show for a framed print of The Bridge and the Mill and raised $400!  The lucky winner was Barbara Moore of Columbiana, who was also celebrating her 34th wedding anniversary.
I must say I had quite an interesting trip to the show.  My plan was to fly to Pittsburgh from Richmond early Friday and arrive late morning.  I was going to have the whole day to spend with my brother Dan Buckley and my sister-in-law Carol; but, due to a mechanical problem with the airplane, I sat in the Richmond Airport for six hours listening to everybody fuss!  When I finally arrived in Pittsburgh, it was such a relief to see my brother’s smiling face.  Boy!  Was I ever glad to see him!  It was so nice to see Dan and Carol’s new house and get to spend some time with them.  They drove me over to Columbiana for Vivian’s show, too.  After being with them for two days, though, I realized how much my own house needs organizing.  I think I need to borrow Carol for a while.
On the way home, I couldn’t resist stopping at my favorite antique shop in Mathews, Annie Rooney’s.  After all, it was on my way, right?

The show at Vivian’s put me in a shopping mood, and I couldn’t resist stopping at Annie Rooney’s to do some browsing.  Pictured with me is storeowner Annie Wortham.

When I got home, I received a very warm greeting by my daughter Patty’s dogs Nellie and Jackie.  They were so glad to see me they nearly knocked me down!  They’re my walking buddies when I’m in Mathews.

Here I am on the porch swing with my buddies Jackie (beside me) and Nellie (in my lap).

I’ll be setting off again on Thursday, when I go to Waynesville, Ohio, for a show with Canada Goose Gallery.  I’ll be with my old friends Laura DeRamus and Kathy Heims September 28-29.  We’ll release my new print The Old Clifton Gas Station, which depicts the 1940’s Gas Station Museum located next door to the historic Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio.

The Old Clifton Gas Station will be released during my show with Canada Goose Gallery September 28-29.  For more information, contact the gallery at 513-897-4348.

In addition to the show, there will be a fundraising dinner and auction for the Greene County, Ohio, Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA).  The mission of the national organization, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.  CASA was started in 1977.
The dinner is going to be loads of fun, with silent and live auctions.  Hand-made fairy angel dolls will be at each table and will sell for $100 each.  When a person buys a doll, he or she will receive a number, which will be used in a raffle drawing for one of my framed miniature watercolors!  I’m looking forward to supporting CASA with an evening of fun with friends.
’Til next week…


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