Greetings from the President
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
And oh what a busy summer it's been! It's a good thing we're off in July as I don't think I could fit another thing in.
For many of us, kids have miraculously grown up right before of our very eyes. Some off to camps and competitions others on their way to college, others blessing us with weddings and grandbabies. All of it, wonderful cause to celebrate. Heartfelt congratulations to everyone enjoying these milestones.
Many of us are traveling or on vacation. I am sure you'll agree, It's with gratitude and relief for the simple fact we are able to do so again. – May YOUR trips be the best of your lives. Happy and healthy travels to all!
Whether you find yourself on the road or sitting quietly on a shady porch... May you be able to slow down and savor these moments. May your flowers bloom profusely and your burgers never burn. May the sun shine perfectly on your face in the way that makes you look 10 years younger. May your cup never be empty with the perfect cold drink on each and every warm summers day.
*made up by Tracey Irish blessing *
Its ok, I have authority, I am part Irish.
Enjoy every moment dear sisters of this beautiful summertime. As we all know, we only have so many of them.
Wishing you and yours happiness, love and many fun fun FUN times.
– Tracey Bartoletta, President