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Friday, December 26, 2008

50% OFF SALE AT GRANDMA G'S!!



Can you believe Christmas is over for another year?!! I hope you all had a
wonderful celebration!! We sure did at Grandma G's!

And now it's time to clear the shelves and make room for new merchandise soooo....

Grandma G's is having a terrific 50% off sale in our Holiday Hutch......ALL items
for ALL holidays at 50% off price as marked!!
There many treasures to be found but hurry....when they are gone, they are gone!!
**Your discount will be given in the form of a Paypal refund after checkout!**

Have fun shopping and Happy New Year to All!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tales of Wildfires, Turkey Day, Christmas, this and that......

It has been some time since my last post.....where does the time go? This is such a busy time for everyone. The hustle and bustle of holiday preparation is in the air!

Do you all have your Thanksgiving plans made? Ours will be a non-traditional day since our "children", (they are 25 and 21, dare I call them children?!) will not be at home, DH and I are traveling to Visalia, CA to enjoy some time with extended family. Hope you all enjoy the feast, the memories old and new, family, friends and the blessings in your lives!We are feeling especially thankful this year. If you have watched the news in the last week, you may have heard about the wildfires here in So CA. The Anaheim Hills fire came very close to our home......scary and extremely unsettling as we were under a mandatory evacuation. Much prayer and the hard work of the capable firefighters kept the flames away. We are most fortunate as many did lose their homes and all that they held. Please add those folks to your prayers.....such a tragedy to deal with at any moment but at holiday time it seems even more devastating. We are humbly
thankful that we were spared the heartache!
Have you begun your Christmas shopping yet? Oh my, hitting the malls is not my favorite part of Christmas so I have done much internet shopping. The boutiques at Make Mine Pink are full of wonderful gifts, holiday decor and other wonderful items and you can shop from home instead of battling the mall crowds.....and no gas will be consumed!! One of the MMP members even has a wonderful Christmas blog....visit, it is sure to bring the holiday spirit to your heart! Here's the link to visit Becca at ...of Bluebirds & Roses & Christmas. Enjoy!!




It's HERE!!The Make Mine Pink Holiday Bazaar Catalog!! Make Mine Pink is proud to offer it's 2008 Holiday Shopping Catalog. Join the Boutiques as they present all new holiday products for you. Click HERE you will be glad you did!!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

IT'S HERE!! 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SHOP HOP BEGINS TOMORROW!!

Seems like we have had to wait a long time but at last the time is here! Please join Grandma G's and the other participating boutiques at Make Mine Pink for our
12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop!!

The shopping will be fabulous....the boutiques are putting up their Christmas
decor and listing some very special products and surprises galore!!
What more could you want??.......

Well, how about prizes?!!!
Go to Make Mine Pink and register to participate, shop the boutiques and
find as many of the Christmas trees that say "You found it!" hidden
in each boutique and
you are entered to win fantastic prizes!!

Wow!! Early Christmas shopping, from your comfy chair at home, a
fun game to play and the possibility to WIN prizes!!
It's the best start to the holiday season online!!!
Don't miss it!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Everything is "Coming Up Roses" for Pink Friday Shopping!!

Please join us Friday October 24th for "Coming Up Roses"
I’ve never seen a rose I didn’t love. From the first blossom of spring, gently swaying in the breeze, to an intricately stitched needlepoint, rich in history, I love them all.
Roses represent so many wonderful things and are often used to celebrate special milestones such as weddings, births and anniversaries. Roses have also been used throughout the centuries in estate and cottage gardens, home décor and fashion. Milliners used silk roses to embellish the finest hats, while seamstresses stitches the richest brocade drapes adorned with roses.
Throughout the years, famous artists have studied and painted every aspect of the rose. Antique lithographs and post cards from the 1800s grace our homes today with their everlasting beauty while roses continue to gracefully fit every lifestyle and décor.
If you have a soft spot for roses, won’t you please join us for PINK FRIDAY at Make Mine Pink on Friday October 24th. The boutiques at Make Mine Pink are pleased to present “Coming up Roses.”

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I Have Received the Marie Antoinette Award!!


Marie Antoinette Award- a real person, a real award! Special thanks to Melissa at Adored Before for giving me this award.

Here are the Rules for the Award:
1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

I have Nominated a group of women I admire and know you will too!

1. Holly...... The Pink Rose Cottage
2. Priscilla..... Sweet Remembrance
3. Michelle..... The Raspberry Rabbits
4. Patrice.....A Sentimental Journey Through Life
5. Dawn.....Hydrangea Home
6. Lori..... Katie's Rose Cottage
7. Denise.....Vintage Gardens

What fun it is to send an award to some of my favorite people!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Please join me for........SHOPPING!!!!

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Friday Flea Market was organized by Polly at Counting Your Blessings as
a way for bloggers to sell from their blogs!
Please click the FFM logo above to see the list of participating bloggers
and then start shopping!! Grandma G's FFM items can be found at my new blog:
Grandma G's, Too!!

Also as many of you know, Make Mine Pink has themed shopping on every Friday!
This week's theme is "In the Hope Chest". Please shop Pink Friday with the boutiques
at Make Mine Pink and discover wonderful items that would be found in a
hope chest....you remember, those items you put away for the magical time in your life when you would be a new wife with
a home of your own to furnish!!


Click the photo to go see which boutiques are participating and get started shopping!

For either the Friday Flea Market or MMP Pink Friday there will be no driving, no waiting in lines, or crowds at the mall....get your cup of coffee or tea, sit in your comfy chair and shop at home!!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Come to the Yard Sale at Grandma G's!!



As promised, Grandma G's is having a yard sale full of bargains!! There are items priced at $1.00, $5.00 and $10.00......useful, in good condition, fun items too good to go to the landfill!! Just a few things have been listed and there are many more to come. I will be listing daily to these categories so visit daily to see what else is available!!

Items like this Martex Tea Towel have been listed listed!! Visit soon so you don't miss the bargains!!!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How are You Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness?



Pink October is all around us!! As a breast cancer survivor, I KNOW how important it is to learn all you can about detection and treatment and how essential it is that a cure be found, soon! Here are a few suggestions of places to give that needed support:

*Look for products in your grocery stores....many have special PINK packaging and their producers will donate on your behalf to support research!

*PINK is all over the internet giving many opportunities to donate and valuable information that might save a life....read, learn and donate! Visit The Breast Cancer Site....click daily to give free mammograms to those who cannot afford one!

*PINK is on the airwaves! Television and radio are promoting the cause...listen and donate!

*PINK is all over the Make Mine Pink boutiques! Register for the Shop Hop, hunt for the PINK ribbons, enter to win wonderful prizes, shop at the MMP boutiques for PINK products! Many boutique owners have special limited edition PINK October products, offer discounted prices, or free shipping! Grandma G's and many others will donate a portion of all PINK October sales to Susan G. Komen Foundation! Get shopping!!

* The Susan G. Komen Foundation website has extensive information on preventive measures, research, fund-raising, and of course, will accept donations year round!

Remember, EVERY dollar counts! Each year brings us a little closer to learning how to prevent this terrible disease......let's make a difference by supporting the needed research!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Exciting Event!!

Please join Grandma G's and Make Mine Pink for PINK OCTOBER SHOP HOP!

When? Monday October 6-12th. Winners will be announced the week of the 12th.

You can register now or wait until you've found one of the pink ribbons. Registration is necessary to get credit for each of the pink ribbons you find.

Each year, Make Mine Pink celebrates all who have suffered and survived breast cancer and honors those who have lost their battle with breast cancer. Grandma G's and the other boutiques at Make Mine Pink have lots of exciting things planned including special limited edition products, special discounts, or a percentage of sales donated directly to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. As a 20 year survivor of breast cancer I am proud to donate 15% of sales from Grandma G's Pink October Category through the month of October!!

Please register and read the instructions to participate. Not only will you have an opportunity to win fabulous prizes, but you'll have an opportunity to shop for unique and specialty products and participate in specials and events at some of the individual boutiques. The shop hop is open to anyone that would like to participate over 18 years of age (limit one registration per physical address).

How it Works

Many of our MMP members—click here to see the complete list—have hidden a special pink ribbon (as shown to the right) on their websites. There is only one pink ribbon image per website. Search through their websites until you find the pink ribbon that says, "You Found It!" Once you've found the ribbon, click it to return to Make Mine Pink, and, as a registered participant, you will automatically receive credit for it—the more ribbons that you find, the better the prizes will get. When the Shop Hop ends, we will hold a drawing for each prize level. Signing up is free and there's no purchase necessary to participate, so there's no reason not to play!

We also encourage you to look around the members' websites while searching for the pink ribbon, and if you find something you just can't live without, bookmark the page so you can return. You won't want to miss out on special events being held on many of the individual sites!

Make Mine Pink has created a team at Susan G. Komen for the Cure® "Passionately Pink." You may visit it and make a donation directly. Together we all can make a difference.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Things to Look Forward to at Grandma G's!!


Autumn is my favorite time of year! After several 90 degree + days here in So California it now looks and feels like autumn is finally here.....of course, tomorrow could be looking and feeling summer-like again.....it's California after all!!

As the year winds down toward 2009, we will all too quickly run through Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas.....why does it all have to go at breakneck speed? Anyway, before the time gets away from me I thought I'd share some upcoming fun stuff at Grandma G's!
Very soon, a new category......or, actually, a change to an existing one is coming!! Yard Sale will soon present products at unbelievably low prices.....some as low as $1.00 and none more than $10.00!! Still excellent, useful, items in good condition but it is Yard Sale season and we are cleaning off the shelves!!



My wonderful BigBottomBags will be leaving.....the ones listed are the last that will be available....boo hoo! The wonderful seamstress and designer of these great bags, Lynne Park, is now selling her bags in a B&M store! Good for you, Lynne and best of luck!! So, if you want one, you'd better get it soon!!


I have already shared that I have a new Guest Artist, Suzanne Maust, but I also want to share a lovely photo of her and, in her words, share a little about the lady who makes such pretty treasures!! So, introducing, Suzanne!!

"Suzanne Maust, a mother and grandmother of two lives with her husband in Northern California. Among many hobbies Suzanne has a passion for beautiful vintage linens with European cutwork, embroidery, tatting, crocheting and the like.
Having inherited from her grandmother and mother an interest and talent for sewing and design, she was eager to preserve family memories by sewing usable items that were made from her own ancestors’ linen closets. These dresser scarves, hankies, tablecloths and bedding pieces had been hidden in chests and closets for too long. Suzanne began creating items for her nieces, siblings, children and grandchildren incorporating beautiful family linens she had received from several generations of mothers.

Although she specializes in lovely Tea/Coffee cozies that keep beverages fresh and hot, she also creates elegant lingerie bags, jewelry pouches, infant skirts, personalized infant blankets and adorable totes incorporating these beautiful antique fabrics.

Suzanne also loves to create custom items using pieces of your own vintage linens or chosen fabric." (This is such a wonderful idea....perhaps you have a special family heirloom that you'd like made into a cozy for another family member or a beautiful lingerie bag for a new bride....the possibilities are limitless!!)


Beginning October 6-12th, the boutiques at Make Mine Pink will host Pink October Shop Hop!! Details will be announced soon so watch my blog, website and newsletter! This is an event you won't want to miss.....lovely PINK items for you in each boutique and donations to breast cancer research, too!!



Please visit Grandma G's often and watch as we change into our fall dress! Don't miss out on this Friday's MMP Pink Friday Shopping with a Twist when we present "Office Chic"!! Shop early for the best selection of items at all the participating boutiques! Click here: Pink Friday to see the list of participating MMP boutiques. List available on Friday morning.

Wishing you each a very Happy Fall and continued happy shopping!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

COME TO HARVEST HOME.....SHOPPING WITH A TWIST!!


On Friday, September 12th join Grandma G and the boutiques at Make Mine Pink for this week's Pink Friday themed shopping with a twist!!

When I think of a Harvest Home it conjures up many memories of my favorite time of year. Memories of cinnamon potpourri simmering on the stove, homemade apple pies in the oven from apples hand-picked at our local orchard and memories of family and friends gathered around the fire sipping hot spiced cider and making plans for the upcoming Holiday season.
A glance out the window, framed like a fine painting, reveals the tree lined streets ablaze with colors so rich and vibrant that it beckons you out of the cozy warmth of your home to explore and experience every nuance of the season. The crisp fall air surrounds and teases you with the a waft of smoke from a neighboring chimney. It becomes a game, guessing the type of wood burning, each with their own distinct fragrance.
Every color and scent of the season brings a flood of old memories and begins painting new.
You quicken your step to get home. Home to the cozy and inviting warmth of the fire softly glowing in the hearth of your Harvest Home..... Joyce Lucas.

Go to Make Mine Pink to see the list of participating boutiques and don't forget to shop at Grandma G's for fun fall decor!! Get there early so you don't miss out on a special treasure!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Announcing the Newest Guest Artist at Grandma G's!!

Click photo to see detail on tea cozy!


Suzanne Maust is a self-described textile artist who creates gorgeous tea cozies, lingerie bags and more, using linen treasures from the past! Three of her tea cozies are listed on Grandma G's......please come for a visit, you will love her creations! Very soon I will blog again and tell you more about Suzanne and just how she started making her lovely creations!!

Melinda Vahradian's wonderful prints and notecards made from her original watercolors are also displayed in the Guest Artist category.....don't miss them!!

We Have a Winner!!!

After submitting the numbers 1-26 to random.org.......the winner of the BigBottomBag is.............Patricia of Patricia Rose!!! Visit Patricia's website at www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com for lovely scents in many forms to make your home smell yummy!!

Thank you everyone for participating in my drawing and congratulations to Patricia!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things....

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things.........
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
~Sound Of Music~ 1965


I'm sure you remember those words Julie Andrews sang in The Sound of Music!
We all have our favorite things and Friday, August 29th, the boutiques at
Make Mine Pink will not only be sharing their favorites but also
offering them for sale so they can become YOUR favorites!!

Join Grandma G's and MMP for another themed Pink Friday shopping day!
Get there early so you don't miss out on your favorite things....come shopping in your
jammies, you don't need to drive....shop from home and save the gas!!


In honor of this being my 50th blog post, I am having a giveaway!! Just leave a comment and share YOUR favorite THING and you will be entered in a random drawing to win one of my favorite things.....this BigBottomBag!!
Drawing will be held on Monday, September 1st!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Today is a day of memories.....

August 13th, 1923 was my dad's birthday. He was born in Indiana, as I was and his name was George Clayton Mallory.....I was named after him and in high school friends even called me George! Dad was a wonderful man, the first man I ever loved. He and I had a special, father-daughter relationship.......he loved me as much as I loved him even though he had a difficult time showing it sometimes! He always called me princess....a nickname I hate now almost as much as I did long ago! My sweet daddy went to be with the Lord on August 24, 1999......I really miss you Dad, and Happy Birthday!

August 13th, 1952, Dad's 29th birthday, was the birthday of my youngest brother, Geoffrey Ellis Mallory. When my Dad came home from the hospital to tell me I had another brother (already had one, Breck) I told him to take him back.....I didn't need two brothers, I needed a sister! Ohhhh, Geoff, I am so glad he didn't listen to me.....you were truly a blessing in my life. Geoff had golden orange hair (red, but we had to give it a fancy name!) and great big blue eyes.....I loved the freckles that covered his face when he was young. He was as fine a man as there could be.....son, husband, wonderful uncle, loyal friend and the best brother Breck and I could have asked for. He, too, left us on March 31, 2001, to be in heaven with Mom and Dad. I have a humongous hole in my heart that I am sure will never heal.....Geoff, I love you and you are missed every day, Happy Birthday, Brother....

Friday, August 1, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

PINK FRIDAY at Make Mine Pink! Nifty Nurseries!!!

Pink Fridays at Make Mine Pink, your exclusive invitation to "Shopping with a Twist" is one stop shopping for a fabulous look.

Why do we love babies? According to Jack Nitschke, a neuroscientist and assistant professor of psychiatry and psychology at UW-Madison,"There's one stimulus that's universally positive: baby faces. Just looking at them gets most people, particularly new moms, feeling all warm and happy." **

Why not take great care to welcome into the world someone who makes us so very happy with a wonderfully decorated space of his/her very own? Join us for PINK Fridays at Make Mine Pink, your exclusive invitation to "Shopping with a Twist," a one stop shopping for a fabulous look, on Friday, August 1st, as we present "Nifty Nurseries"

Since I have been on a little trip, I am not prepared to participate this week in Pink Friday but I invite you to click the link and visit all the other websites and boutiques for some wonderful items for your sweet bundle of joy.....or as an awesome shower gift!!
See you next week for Pink Friday!!
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** from Science Daily

Friday, July 25, 2008

Better hurry........


Just two days left to find all the Shopping Bags in the

MAKE MINE PINK CHRISTMAS IN JULY SHOP HOP!!

Have you seen all those prizes? You won't want to miss the opportunity to shop with some of the finest boutiques and get your name entered into a drawing for some fabulous prizes!!
Hurry the Shop Hop ends, Sunday, July 27th!
**Winners will be announced the week of the 27th.**

Where?
Make Mine Pink
and
Grandma G's

If you haven't already registered to join our
Christmas in July Shop Hop
there's still time!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

It's Heeerrrreee!! Christmas in July Shop Hop!!

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Make Mine pink is sponsoring a Christmas in July Shop Hop beginning Monday, July 21 through Friday July 25th!!

What this means to you is you get to shop the MMP Boutiques for wonderful Christmas decor and gifts five months before Christmas!! Get a jump on your shopping ! As you shop, find the shopping bags hidden on the participating boutique websites, click on them to return to MMP and get credit for it (you must register first!) then WIN prizes!! The more bags you find, the better the prizes get!! Sign up for free, no purchase necessary to participate, so no reason not to play!!

Below is a list of the prizes available....find the required number of bags and be entered to win! Look for this logo:


*** 10 bags : Yankee Candle *Jack Frost*tea light holder & tea lights...$10 value!
*** 15 bags : Yankee Candle tin bucket with 3 votive candles & holder..$20 value!
*** 20 bags : Yankee Candle Gingerbread Gift Basket...$45 value!
*** 25 bags : Yankee Candle Leather Hand Bag gift set...$50 value!
*** 30 bags: Summers Cottage 18" white bottle brush tree with glitter ornaments
$50 value!
*** 35 bags: 3 Ornament Girl quilted ornaments.....$61 value!
***ALL bags: be entered to win a Make Mine Pink shopping spree.....$200 value!!

Now, just click here: MMP Shop Hop and get registered!! You can also see photos of the above prizes and get the list of participating boutiques!!!

Best of luck to you all as you Hop the Shops and Win!!

Click the Christmas tree photo above to go to Grandma G's and get started shopping!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Oh, my, It's Show and Tell Monday, Already!!

Happy Monday morning to everyone! Monday's fill me with renewed spirit for a wonderful week! May each of you have spectacular days ahead!!

I want to share something that is very special to me.....a gift from my son, Jordan! He has always been a sweet, generous and most of the time very thoughtful guy and occasionally he surprises me with carefully chosen gifts, given "just because"!! I was the recipient of one such gift last week. Upon entering my bathroom one evening to get ready for bed, there on the sink was a package with a simple note attached "This is for you, Mom....I love you!! Here is what I received!!
A lovely crystal angel from my angel(??)!! Sons, you gotta love them!

Now, wearing my Grandma G's hat, I have some exciting news to share!! Grandma G's will be offering frameable prints and notecards printed from the original artwork of Melinda Vahradian! Melinda is a fine artist and her work includes lovely still life's with, guess what, vintage tablecloths in them!! Here are samples......


Melinda's work is exceptional, my photography, however, is at best adequate, my apologies to Melinda! I know you are all going to love these!!




Also, I would like to announce that Grandma G's will have CandyLights by Jorabeel' s available soon!! If you have never seen Roxie's delectable silicone bulbs......with a twist, well you are in for a treat!! Wonderful for holiday use and for year round, too! They look smashing as part of your mantle decor, or outside around the patio or gazebo!! Wait until you see the colors.....my fav: Bubblegum Pink!! Watch for CandyLights At Grandma G's!!

***Pink Friday theme for July 18th: The Garden Path!!
***MMP Christmas in July Shop Hop: starts July 21st.....shopping with prizes!!


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July Happenings at Grandma G's!!

After the fireworks exploded above, I hit the ground running......so much to do in this busy, exciting month!! I am right now issuing an invitation to all of you to come on along for the ride!!

Here's what's up:
ALL MONTH.....Shabby Lane Shops, Christmas in July! Visit Shabby Lane to find the participating boutiques and the Holiday Hutch at Grandma G's!

EVERY FRIDAY.....Make Mine Pink, Pink Friday Shopping with a twist!! Go to MMP to connect with all the participating boutiques and at Grandma G's look for my Pink Friday category! July 1th theme: The Cottage Porch; July 18th theme: The Garden Path!

JULY 21-27.....Make Mine Pink, Christmas in July Shop Hop!! Fun times with excellent shopping plus, find the hidden shopping bags and you may win a prize!! Go to MMP for more info and a list of participating MMP boutiques!!

Lots of opportunities for Christmas shopping, shopping for yourself or for lovely decor items for your cottage! Don't miss out on a single thing!! I'll be watching for you!

Monday, July 7, 2008

SHOW AND TELL MONDAY!!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday weekend! We had a group of my son's friends over for a barbeque and swim. When it got dark, off to the local park where they have a fireworks show......they are illegal in our neighborhood so the city has a huge display every year!! Fun!

I spent part of my evening on Sunday designing my own postage stamp!! Sharon, one of my Make Mine Pink sisters, and owner of C'est Chouette, (visit her website to see her gorgeous needlepoint tuffets!) posted the link to Zazzle.com and I registered, and then had fun creating the Grandma G's stamp you see pictured below!!


This is real postage and one more way to advertise....what fun!! Go to Zazzle and start creating!! They have tons of other products for you to design, too.....mouse pads, t-shirts, business cards, mugs, posters, just to name a few!

Have a wonderful week and don't forget to join me and MMP for Pink Friday! This week's shopping theme is "The Cottage Porch"!!!

I have a boutique at Shabby Lane Shops, too, and we are having "Christmas in July"....come to Grandma G's and also connect to Shabby Lane to shop the other boutiques......it's never too early to start your holiday shopping!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


ROSES, ROSES AND MORE ROSES!!
Yes, it's that time again.....Pink Friday Shopping with a twist at Make Mine Pink!
Shop with Grandma G and the other participating MMP
boutiques!!

Come early, you don't want to miss out on your favorite rose covered treasures.....
bring romance into your home as MMP presents
"ROMANTICALLY ROSES"!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tomorrow is PINK FRIDAY Shopping Day!!

Once again please join Grandma G's and Make Mine Pink for Shopping with a Twist! This week's theme is The Beach Cottage! Click the pink package in the left column to connect to the MMP list of participating boutiques and then shop, shop, shop!!

Available will be all manner of items for your Beach Cottage or to decorate with a beach cottage theme! Excellent quality and exceptional service from all Make Mine Pink boutiques, as always!!

Remember items are listed only until midnight, Friday, June, 27th so don't miss out!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

SHOW AND TELL MONDAY!!



This is a different sort of Show and Tell.....I will show and tell a little about another side of my life! For the past nearly 15 years, I have been a volunteer docent at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA.

I hold a position within our guild as chairman of the Special Events committee. Special Events are those where there is a guest speaker, often there to lecture on a newly published book and then a book signing afterward. People such as Henry Kissinger, Newt Gingrich, Dennis Hastert, Charlton Heston. Bob Hope, etc., etc, etc.....I could list hundreds!!


My Show and Tell involves a three day event this week called Ping Pong Diplomacy: The Rematch. Billed as a prologue to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing it is an historic sequel to the 1971 & 1972 table tennis events between the US and Chinese National Table Tennis Teams that became know as Ping Pong Diplomacy. There will be champs from both countries taking part in a series of table tennis exhibitions that will be held in the Nixon Library's spectacular replica of the White House East Room.





So far, I have spent approximately 20 hours on planning, recruiting docents to work, assigning duties, phone calls, emails and attending briefing meetings and the event doesn't start until tomorrow!! Total hours for the 3 days of events.....20 more!! This is a time consuming, exasperating, fun, enjoyable, hard-working job that I often complain about but absolutely love doing!!

Please do notice the pen I am using.....PINK, from Make Mine Pink......my other love is never far away!!

I still have work to do so better get at it. Enjoy your week, I will and then I will fall on the sofa for a rest this weekend! Hope you have enjoyed seeing another side of my life!