I hope each and every one of you have the best time you've ever
had in your lives. ...<snip>. . . Enjoy yourselves one and all!
Thank you Mike! I well remember my first 7 years as a hobbiest
envying anyone who could attend the shows in Tucson and Quartzsite.
I lived in St. Louis then and was raising 3 children and such a trip
was out of the question. When we moved to Mesa, AZ in 1984, my knees
went weak at the prospect of being able to participate!
In spite of your admitted jealousy at not being able to join those
of us in Tucson this year, you have managed to “stowaway” in the
thoughts I’ll be carrying there. Your well-wishes will enrich the
events for many of us there and unwittingly you will have joined us
We will have to do our part on return, to share the experience with
those who have had to remain home this time.
The addition of Orchid to my life and to the Tucson experience has
been beyond belief. Thank you to our beautiful founders and to our