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From: "Kate Foote" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] 1st genealogy pub in America
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 18:59:36 -0500
What fun to have gone "cruising" with Virginia! Wish I had known her.
Living in a very small town in Iowa I am always obliged to "act my age" -
have to keep up appearances you know, grandchildren and all... But turn me
loose at a good genealogy conference - or catch me in an obscure cemetery
where I've just located gg-aunt Matilda, and I can do a really swingin'
Happy Dance!" <g> I shall toast you, also.
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> Saying from my late friend and mentor, Virginia Gaulden Bond:
> " Old isn't until you are at least 85, and then some 85 year olds don't
act their age!"
> This is so true! A few years back she was caught speeding on I-40 going
> TN doing 90 mpg.
> Another time she was in AZ and caught on a stretch of highway and go a
ticket. A week
> later she was caught again, but this time the cop came up to her and said,
> Virginia died on January 8, 2008 at the age of 93. I'd certainly drink
to her and her age!
> Oh, I won't be there either, but I will drink to you...somewhere....
> Kate Foote <> wrote:
> Ladies and Gentlemen,
> Since I shall not be able to enjoy your company in Kansas City I would
> respectfully request that at some point, on one gentle evening, as you
> your libations in the newly dubbed Genealogy Pub - that a spot be chosen
> a discreet corner and considered "Reserved for Kate." Then, with your well
> honed and professional imaginations you can collectively gaze at that
> envision a dignified, scholarly and sweet little old lady, her silver hair
> neatly coifed in a bun atop her head, and delicately sipping a double
> martini with a beer chaser. Collectively, then, raise your glasses and
> voices and proclaim, "To Kate! She is with us in spirit!"
> Blessing all,
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