I was disappointed not to get the final bid on some of the tools
from Steve Satow and Miland - someone distracted me! Never the
less, the real thanks go to YOU and your hard-working committee who
managed the Orchid dinner and the silent auction. Great books,
tools, obj'de art, tools, stones, tools, subscriptions.... did I say
tools?? Don't want to forget the cool tools.
Here's what went down: A really deserving Susan won the raffle. I
got to visit with industry folk (will be trying the Pt/silver), and
actually met Michael David Sturlin who makes those incredible
crocheted chains. It was wonderful to see Judy Hoch, Loren Damewood
(loved your chainmail), Dan Grandi, Terri Masters, Cynthia Eid,
Hanuman, Ton, Charles, Alan R., Andrea Hill, Karen K., Jerry H.(from
AK), Linda, Kenneth, and the list goes on. Must not forget the
youngest Orchidian there, Steve Satow's daughter, Stephanie (Shees,
I hope I got the name correct!)... anyway she's a lovely young woman
- better keep your shotgun handy, Steve.
A wonderful gathering. I hope I make the next one!!!
Thanks again Pat,
Judy in Kansas