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October 20, 2014
What a finale! Friday morning, our last day in Scotland, we headed south to the Scottish Borders to visit Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott, on the banks of the river Tweed.  Scott, a prolific nineteenth century author, playwright, poet, antiquarian, and collector, was also a lawyer by training and served as Clerk of Court of Session in Edinburgh and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. Best known... Read More
October 16, 2014
The privilege of DAR membership gained new meaning for me on Thursday of our trip, when President General Lynn Young afforded Curator General  Jennie May Rehnberg and me the honor of placing the NSDAR wreath to commemorate our common ancestor, Robert the Bruce, before his imposing statue outside the gates of Stirling Castle. The castle was considered the key to controlling Scotland, and it was... Read More
October 15, 2014
Greetings from Scotland! During the fourth day of the "Honoring our Scottish Heritage" tour our morning schedule was free, so the daughters and tour mates took advantage of this. Some visited Saint Andrews or Edinburgh Castle and others went shopping and spent their time relaxing. It was wonderful to be able to leisurely explore Edinburgh. In the afternoon we were in for a treat with a tour of... Read More
October 10, 2014
On October 11, 2014 we celebrate the 124th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of the American Revolution. While this anniversary is of course special to us every year, I can’t help but get more and more excited for our upcoming Quasquicentennial celebrations starting in 2015! Beginning in January 2015, and throughout the... Read More
October 9, 2014
After a wonderful breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, sausage, croissants, pastries, and such Scottish treats as blood pudding and birken, we departed the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh for Paisley. Heavy fog  and traffic congestion slowed our progress, but our Scottish guide Hilda shared the adage "dinna fash" yourself, meaning do not worry or be anxious -- and we settled in for the day knowing that... Read More
October 9, 2014
The second day of our DAR tour began early with a visit to the Scottish Parliament where we were welcomed be Fergusson Cochrane, Head of United Kingdom International Relations. The President General presented a proclamation on behalf of the National Society to celebrate the strong ties between Scotland and the United States and to honor the contributions of the Scots to American Independence.... Read More
October 8, 2014
Immediately after the October National Board of Management Meeting, many of us set off to begin our Honoring our Scottish Heritage tour.  We were on different flights and most arrived in Edinburgh without incident.  As tired as we were upon arrival, the day’s activities were too exciting to miss. Chaplain General Ann Salley Crider had planned a "Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans" service at historic St.... Read More
October 7, 2014
After several days in the office, I left D.C. on Friday afternoon, September 26th, for the Florida Fall Forum in Orlando.  Arriving late Friday, my Pages, Stacy Girardo and Susan Lee, were waiting patiently at the airport.  State Regent Cyndi Symanek greeted me at the hotel and presented me with a darling little fascinator with my emblem on it.    The hotel was hosting a celebrity impersonator... Read More
October 3, 2014
This week has been filled with important business, meetings, educational opportunities and of course a lot of fun. I began my week with the October Executive Committee meetings which lead to the National Board of Management meeting among many other board events. During the week we were able to cover a great deal of business and make important decisions that I will be sharing later. But in the... Read More
October 1, 2014
Several years ago my husband and I enjoyed a cruise along the inside passage and I have been eager to return for a visit.  My schedule had too many conflicts to attend their spring conference and the Alaska Society does not hold a fall meeting due to their vast size, so State Regent Cindi Gryder suggested a road trip to visit the chapters.   Six of us spent the week traveling together - Cindi,... Read More

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