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Dear Friends:

I spent a delightful and hectic weekend with all my "pals" in Waynesville, Ohio, where Laura DeRamus and Kathy Heims of Canada Goose Gallery and the "Pals for Life" breast cancer support group hosted me for a show, luncheon and walk. I kept on the run all weekend long, from the moment my feet hit the tarmac at Dayton International Airport on Thursday to the moment my head hit my pillow at home at midnight on Sunday.

When Kathy and Laura met me at the airport with their beautiful, blond hair, I knew instantly that I was in need of a hi-light. They whisked me off to their beauty salon, The Hair Revue, where Kathy spent the next hour giving me beautiful blond tresses. After signing in the gallery that afternoon, I retired to my Bed and Breakfast, The Hammel House, owned by the Bowmans, where I was treated like royalty.

Patricia and Anthony Sitariano, owners of the Clifton Mill, with Pat holding the original watercolor of Fall at the Clifton Mill, which was released at the show as a print edition.

I started the day Friday bright and early with an interview with a feature writer for Greene County Papers. Then it was off to the fund raising luncheon sponsored by Canada Goose Gallery and Pals for Life. We were a big crowd of 160 people and we all had tremendous fun. It was a pleasure to be around so many positive people and smiling faces.

The auction was a wild success. Three of my mixed media originals and two remarqued prints of Fall at the Clifton Mill were auctioned. The auction and additional raffles (with prizes of Pat's artwork donated by the gallery) brought in $4,740 for Pals for Life to use in their breast cancer care-giving projects. I am honored to be part of this enthusiastic team.

The food at the luncheon was delicious and the atmosphere was fun and friendly. Special thanks go to Laura, Kathy, the Canada Goose Gallery staff, Joan Schuermann and her Pals committee for all the time and effort they put into the arrangements.

Friday night's excellent dinner was at The Golden Lamb in Lebanon, which I had painted on a previous visit there, and which is available as a print from Canada Goose Gallery, your local gallery and on the web.

A few of the fifty enthusiasts who joined Pat to walk for Pals for Life.

Saturday morning we set off on a benefit walk for Pals for Life. I was picked up by Joan and her husband Dick in a jeep all decorated in balloons and we listened to Jimmy Buffet tunes on the way over. Fifty of us took to the streets of Waynesville on a 3K/5K Run/Walk and had a wonderful time together.

Karen Morris, Patricia Simon, Pat, Joan Schuermann and Dick Schuermann prepare to depart for the walk a jeep, especially decorated for the occasion.

Thanks also to the help of volunteers Randy and Ginny Myers and Kathie Chapman of Springfield, I showed simultaneously at Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville and in Dayton at the Fall Home Showcase at the Dayton Exposition Center. Randy, Ginny and Kathie ran the booth at the home show for Laura and Kathy while I showed at the gallery on Saturday.

On Sunday, on the way back to the airport, I made a planned stop at the home show for a television interview and to meet with the show attendees. It was so busy, and I so wanted to greet everyone who came to see me, that I stayed too long at the show and missed my scheduled flight home. Making matters worse, I had left behind my pocketbook with my ID and credit cards and had the devil of a time getting through security. Needless to say, I was one weary traveler by the time I reached home, yet content and full of happy memories of the weekend.

Next week, I will take off for Iowa to show with Pat Hill at Country Gallery in Story City. I look forward to a pot luck dinner with members of the local chapters of the P. Buckley Moss Society and meeting my Iowa friends there.

Pat's painting of Waldorf College, to be released as a print at Country Gallery, Story City, IA when Pat visits there this weekend. For more information, call Country Gallery at (515) 733-2262 or (800) 252-6929

Until next week...


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