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From the President’s Desk: April 2010

Hello all,

Well, I’m back from a wonderful trip to Italy. I knew I would love it, just didn’t know how much! This was truly a trip of a lifetime. I am in awe of the art, the history and the wonderful culture! How blessed I am to be able to see this part of the world. That being said, it’s always great to get home, sleep in my own bed, and have my creature comforts available!

Can’t believe it’s April already – this year is going by so quickly! I had the family over on Sunday for Easter dinner. I was just hoping that my jet lag wouldn’t kick in until AFTER the meal!

My grandkids and niece are older now (12 to 16) but I still do the Easter egg hunt. A few years ago, I changed from putting candy in the eggs (which occasionally turned into a melted sticky mess) to using coins. My best friend taught me to assign each child a particular color of egg so that they would be found and picked up in equal number rather than the older kids running over the younger ones. I put an equal amount of money in the eggs and let them know what the total amount will be when they have all their eggs. I use pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to get a variety of change in the eggs. The kids fill their bags, come in the house, sit down, open the eggs, dump the coins and then count them. If they are short, they go out and hunt until they have them all. It’s easier than getting Easter baskets, and this way they can buy what they want – can you tell I’m getting lazy as I get older?

I hope you were all able to spend time with your loved ones and enjoy your own traditions, and look forward to seeing you at Christopher’s for our meeting April 15.

Happy April, everyone!

-Becky Patton-Quigley

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