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Dear Friends:

I love to see a good snow before I head south for the winter-but wow!-I didn't ask for this one. It was a doozy. Waynesboro, Virginia, got 28 inches! Can you believe that Mathews only got a light dusting?

Before I left for Mathews Sunday, I had been at my daughter Ginny's house. When she and Corrado took me back to The Barn, I told them to drop me off at the bottom of the hill and I'd walk up. They didn't want to do it, but I insisted. Walking proved to be more of a challenge than I had bargained for, however. The snow plow came flying down the hill, and I had to jump into a drift to get out of the way. A good Samaritan by the name of Carl drove up in his truck and offered to give me a ride, which I gladly accepted. Thank you, Carl!

I made these tracks in the snow from a neighbor's driveway. The snow was hip-high!

Looking toward The Barn from The Cottage.

A corner view of the deck at The Barn.

A picture taken from my window.

I'm awfully glad that I'm going to Florida right after my show with Kitten's Korner, which will be held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, December 29-January 1. I hope a lot of my friends will come and see me at The Greenbrier, where gallery owner Ruth Miller and I will release my new print featuring a Greenbrier landmark. The Old White features the Golf Club, which is the clubhouse at which each of The Greenbrier's three 18-hole championship golf courses begins and ends.

The Old White will be released during my show with Kitten's Korner, which will be held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV, December 29-January 1. For more information, please contact the gallery at 304-536-9206.

I have a mountain of work that I want to start when I get to St. Petersburg. I've been taking notes in the form of small drawings, and our wonderful framers Dennis and Jason are stretching canvases for me to take down. The Art Basel Miami Beach inspired me to do some large paintings, and I'm going to move my studio around and set up some easels. I never know what I'm going to produce, and I'm looking forward to the challenge of the painting season. I'm also looking forward to warm weather and walking with my special group of walking friends, known as "The Streetwalkers." We walk three miles every morning except Sunday, and I'm not sure if we get together more to talk or to walk. We talk as much as we can and walk as much as we can. It's great therapy! We start out at 7:30 a.m. and get our walk in before the Florida sun heats it up too much.

I'm spending Christmas this year in my home in Mathews on the Chesapeake Bay. It will be a quiet one with Patty and her friend Mary and their dogs. My son John may come down, but I hate to see him brave the weather as there is more snow forecast for the mountains. Mathews is supposed to have rain, with a high temperature in the 50's, on Christmas day.

I wish all of you a blessed, peaceful, safe, and merry Christmas; and, to all our soldiers who are away from home, our love and admiration are with you!


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