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Monday, June 9, 2008


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 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!


Inka Thomas said...

How facinating that is! I voted for Richard Nixon when I was old enough to vote. It was my first election and I have always been a big fan. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Gosh, you sure keep a busy schedule there! Interesting!
Susan (dutchrose)

Cottage Flair said...

How wonderful of you to spend so much time to pull a great event together. I hope it goes well.

gail said...

Hi Georgia.. I know you must work so hard to pull off such events! It must be so rewarding... Best wishes with this event. (I love using my MMP pen, I will be sad when it runs out of ink.) lol Pink hugs, gail

Lisa said...


You are busy bee. What an exciting and fun position you hold. Thanks for sharing another of your passions.


Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Georgia, How exciting! You lead a double life--tablecloth expert and Richard Nixon Library docent. I hope you'll post more about how the event went!

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Wow Georgia, you are one busy lady. I have been by the library many times yet have never visited. I just have to go now. I am only 20 min. away. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle M. May said...

How cool is that Georgia! You go girl! Yes, I enjoyed seeing the other side of you. It's so fun.


Craft Diva said...

well, georgia have one busy little schedule, haven't you???!!! sounds as if there is never a dull moment for you. keeps a girl outta trouble, i say!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...


Thanks for showing us another dimension of your life. It's so great to know that you are truly enjoying on this project!!

Pei Li

Lilli Blue said...

That's wonderful Georgia.glad to know more about you. lilli

Debbie said...

Hi do you do it all??? And then find time to create and hunt for vintage treasures go girl! Your post is very interesting and I bet your work as docent is equally interesting.


Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Georgia - What an interesting life you lead! I'll bet you get to meet all kinds of cool people. It's great that you volunteer. You are a true blue American!