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Crossroads Newsletter December 2015

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What say ye – eventful year?  Mine was like being on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride for a REALLY long time.  At last things have quieted and we spent a long Thanksgiving weekend in Denver.  Since our son lives in the downtown area, we walked everywhere. Good exercise even in freezing weather.

On one walk we passed the Denver gospel mission and the tent city of homeless that springs up there every winter.  Not a new sight in any cold weather city, but one that I needed to see, up close and very personal, at this particular time. I was struck by their need, but I also noticed that even in miserable circumstances, life was being lived and that is very special indeed.  Christmas is about the celebration of an incredible act of love.  Today I add that it is also a time of giving what I can of my time and resources to those that are less fortunate.

We have 2 shows coming up in January, the website has details on the rest of the events that we have planned for 2016:

January 16 & 17, 2016
Al Bahr Shriner Center
San Diego, CA

tobylogo 1This is an excellent way to kick off the new year!  You’ll want to make a long weekend of it.  In addition to the great weather and 2 exciting days of the show/sale, we have pre-show classes and a fun Saturday evening banquet. This web page link has all of the details. Calling all artists, if you have not entered your creation for the 2016 TOBY awards, the deadline is Dec 7.  Click here for entry details.

January 30, 2016
Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
Clackamas, OR  (Portland South)

monarch-hotel-and-conferenceThis is a NEW location and date for the show.  You’ll want to plan for the weekend – there is a free airport shuttle, great food the famous Clackamas Town Center shopping area is adjacent to the hotel! Click here for all of the details.

 

During the show ‘off season’, shopping opportunities abound on the internet – make sure to include the Doll Sale Marketplace when you are shopping.

I wish a each of you a glorious Christmas season – sing carols while you shop, enjoy holiday parties, family gatherings, festive meals and remembering those that have left our lives.

My warmest wishes to you all, Dorothy


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