Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

September 5, 2013
It was such fun to return to South Carolina to attend the SCDAR Fall Forum, Dot Lind, State Regent. Having been a guest at the South Carolina State Conference in 2009, it was delightful to greet old friends and make new ones. Lucky for me I had the same thoughtful Page, Elizabeth Burns, that I had five years ago and she even remembered the type of coffee I prefer! Warmly welcomed at the Columbia...
September 3, 2013
Hopefully each of you had the opportunity to rest from your labors and enjoy a long weekend with family and friends. We were delighted that our son, Walker, who is a first year law student at SMU could join us at the ranch along with our daughter, Lindsey, her husband, Brett, and their adorable sons, Cade (5) and Jake (3), who were coming after the Texas A & M game Saturday afternoon. Jake...
August 29, 2013
Like many of you, I love to learn. I particularly love to learn more of my own family history which makes our American history so much more personal. I enjoy meeting women from all across our country and our world and learning why they value their membership in DAR. However, one of the steepest learning curves for me was adjusting to life in the country. My family had lived in Houston for...
August 26, 2013
The very popular 3-year DAR pocket calendars are now in the mail and you should be receiving yours shortly! If you do not receive your calendar by early September, please call the Office of Development at 1-800-449-1776 and they will send you one directly. The pocket calendar is attractive as well as convenient in helping to keep track of those very busy schedules I know you all have. The...
August 23, 2013
Like many of you, I enjoy genealogy and am always delighted to establish another patriot or prove a new child of a patriot. However, for the last few years I’ve encountered far more brick walls than successes. If you, too, dabble in genealogy, you know exactly what I mean! I was at our Headquarters recently for several days and popped into the Library to greet a National Chairman who had come...
August 16, 2013
It was a pleasure to begin my official state visits with the Vermont Daughters in the Green Mountain State. Greeted at the Burlington airport by State Regent, Liz Bicknell and others, we spent the evening in Burlington and drove the next morning to Addison to the John Strong Mansion , a historic property for which the Vermont daughters have lovingly...
August 13, 2013
Greetings to everyone who might be seeing the Today’s DAR Blog for the first time! If you have just discovered the blog recently as a result of our email blast, you join more than 50,000 viewers who have visited the blog since I began writing it June 30, 2013 . I have been so pleased by the positive reception to this blog that I wanted to make...
August 7, 2013
When meeting Daughters in my travels, I love to ask why they joined DAR. For many, it was a family tradition and they enjoy sharing our organization with several generations of their family. One of my favorite aspects, which draws many women to DAR, is that there is a variety of committees to meet the different interests of members. When my children were young, I was involved in the Children of...
August 2, 2013
The symbol of the Young Administration is an eagle and it seems as though they are following me around Headquarters lately. Each time I am at the building working I spot another eagle somewhere, either in our architecture, a museum piece or elsewhere. I hope you enjoy this slideshow of these beautiful eagles located around DAR Headquarters.
July 29, 2013
Our back yard has a massive live oak tree in the center. Although we love watching the birds and squirrels play on it, the shade of the tree kept grass from growing. A few years ago we turned the entire back yard into a garden with a path along the azaleas, impatiens, hydrangeas and caladiums. It was time to trim the Jasmine vines which grow on a fence adjacent to our driveway. I started very...

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