P Buckley Moss returns to Mechanicsburg

(from the P Buckley Moss newsletter)

Thanksgiving was wonderful, with half of my children and their families present and phone calls and pictures sent via cell phone from the rest.  Feasting and decorating with me in Waynesboro were my daughter Mary Donnelly, her husband Kerry, and their children Kate, Sarah, and Sean; my daughter Ginny, her husband Corrado Gabellieri, and their children Picco and Chiara; and my daughter Patty Moss and her friend Mary Morgan.  Don’t forget the dogs!  They were there, too.  How wonderful it is to be my age and have a large family!  It was my children’s and grandchildren’s turn to do most of the cooking.  All I was asked to make was my mother’s recipe for creamed onions.  Many thanks to Ginny and Corrado for having the whole gang at their house!

Friday morning Patty and I were up bright and early and hit the road for Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and my show with Jeffrey Van Boskirk and 2nd Floor Gallery.  The show was actually held at Jeff’s other gallery a street or two away, Gallerie 13.  Right across the street from Gallerie 13, the town was holding its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday night.  We watched from the gallery windows, because it was quite cold outside, and it was so beautiful.  Mechanicsburg is a lovely place anyway, even when it isn’t decked out for the holidays.  Patty and I stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast called the Orris House Inn, and we highly recommend it.

It was a joy to release my new giclée on canvas Carlisle Barracks at the show and to see the response of the people from the barracks who attended.  They were excited, and so was I.

Suzanne Reynolds, right, is the Community Relations Officer at Carlisle Barracks and also a member of the P. Buckley Moss Society.  She was at the barracks years ago when I went there for a dinner and a talk for the Officers’ Club.  Suzanne was so helpful in obtaining reference photos of the barracks for me to work from.  Thanks, Suzanne!

Darrell Westby, right, is a member of the local Rotary Club and brought his framedPeace Through Rotary Service in for me to sign for him.  It is always a joy to talk to Rotarians, who are wonderful, caring, giving volunteers.


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