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Dear Friends:

It was so nice to be in a part of the world where people truly enjoy their work and their lives. The weather in Story City, Iowa, this past weekend was beautiful, and the turnout for Country Gallery's show was so large that I had to sign prints in the nearby library. While gallery owner Pat Hill oversaw the show, the men of her family took advantage of the glorious fall weather and ran combines to harvest the crops on their family farm.

Pat pays homage to the hard working farmer in Sunup to Sundown, available as a limited edition print.

Thursday night I was treated to a wonderful potluck dinner by members of the Heart of Iowa Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society. The food was delicious, and afterward they taught me how to play Bunco, a lively dice game with much shouting and moving around; it was a hoot!

To kick off the long weekend's activities, The Heart of Iowa Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society treated Pat to a potluck dinner and a game of Bunco.

It was great to see so many friends and to reminisce about past fun we've shared. We all had happy memories of Mama (a.k.a. Gran Liz) on the carousel when she was in the area for one of my Iowa Conventions. Even in her 80's, Mama was a ball of energy and good-natured mischief.

Pat receives a visit from the local Red Hat Ladies.

Society members helped with line control and sold cookbooks to raise money for Amanda the Panda, an organization that provides support and a summer camp for children who are grieving over the loss of a close loved one. I loved being able to give a first-hand recommendation for the cookbook, having sampled many of the recipes the night before. Moss collectors are fantastic cooks!

I'm taking a break this weekend to recharge my batteries in preparation for a very busy and exciting November. Two more shows have been added to my November schedule, so I'll be seeing that many more of you soon.

Pat's First Love, a painting Pat has just finished for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education. Both art and children jockey for position as Pat's first love. Here Pat has painted herself (in an outfit familiar to many) indulging one of her favorite pastimes, painting with children. The print of this painting will be released as the first annual Foundation print on December 2nd at the Foundation's dinner in Richmond, Virginia. It will be published in an edition of 2,500 prints, will cost $125.00, and will be available from all Moss dealers. Part of the proceeds from the sale of each print will be donated by The Moss Portfolio to the Foundation to help build an endowed fund to ensure the Foundation's financial strength well into the future.

Happy Halloween and safe trick-or-treating Monday!


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