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From the President’s Desk: May 2010

Hello all,

I have loved the Kentucky Derby since I worked in Louisville in 1986. Twenty-four years of  Derby parties, trying to pick a winning horse, finding a funky hat, and most of all, enjoying derby pie. I have to admit I’m not a mint julep fan, but other types of beverages have always been readily available! This year, I’m thrilled that a horse with Iowa ties placed in the race. Paddy O’Prado came in third and I made money on my bet. My bets are not usually winners – so it was a pleasant surprise that I was money ahead.

May is another busy month with spring yard work and planting, ball activities, and preparing for summer holidays.

~ Let’s celebrate! ~

  • May 1: May Day,  Kentucky Derby 2010 (first Saturday in May)
  • May 5: Cinco De Mayo
  • May 6: National Nurses Day
  • May 9: Mothers Day
  • May 31: Memorial Day, officially celebrated on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. Take time to remember lost loved ones in whatever way you feel appropriate.

The first week of the month is National Nurses Week.  Several MWN members are nurses – we celebrate you and your profession!

If you’re lucky enough to still have your mother living, take the time to spend time with her (even if it’s a lengthy phone call). Most mothers want your presence rather than your presents!

-Becky Patton-Quigley

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