Back from selling jewelry

1. Alex and Adeline April 2009, 2. Freshwater pearl bracelet, 3. Campus flower, 4. Hotel Utica chandelier, 5. Hotel Utica chandeliers, 6. Coin pearl bracelets, 7. Hotel Utica, 8. Hotel Utica, 9. Hotel Utica mezzanine, 10. Hotel Utica stairs, 11. Hotel Utica lobby - as seen from mezzanine, 12. Hotel Utica

Got home last night. I had a great time selling jewelry at Hamilton College, in Clinton, NY. We (Doug and I) met so many wonderful students ... the younger generation, at least as it is found at Hamilton College, is a fine group. My visit was sponsored by Hamilton's Students For International Public Health Awareness (SFIPHA). I am donating 20% of my sales to SFIPHA, and they will add the money to their ABE Club fund, to purchase shoes for pre-schools in Kenya.

Doug and I stayed two nights at Bristol Center, on campus. So lovely and the best possible location. Final night we had to move on, so we chose the Hotel Utica, an Historic Hotel listed with the National Trust For Historic Preservation. Best part of the weekend? Seeing Alex and Adeline, of course! Alex's parents were also there and we all had a grand time together, probably being the too noisy table at the Poolville Country Store ... a wonderful 1800's converted house in the sweet little Village of Poolville ... fabulous food ... good wine ... great company ... exceptional evening.