The first week of April was quite a week – 4 days in Texas, fly home, then award two quilts on Friday.  We went to the University of the Pacific and met our United Way partner, Andy.  I had never been around the campus – it’s really beautiful.  We went to meet the weekly men’s coffee club and surprise a WWII veteran.  Quite a few people knew Paul was receiving a quilt but everyone kept the secret.  Andy got up and got the microphone – apparently Paul runs the meeting so when Andy took the mic, Paul looked at him like what are you doing.  It was great.  Andy told Paul we are honoring you, then I stepped up, took his hand and shook it and thanked him for his sacrifice and service to our country.  He was totally surprised – you couldn’t get that smile off his face.  Paul is 92 years young – you sure wouldn’t have guessed it.  So proud to honor these WWII veterans.

Then we drove to the other side of Stockton, CA and awarded another quilt to a Coast Guard veteran.  Bob is a WWII veteran and he too was surprised by his quilt.  The quilt was made by Wally, our 91 year old Navy veteran who pieces tops for Quilts of Honor.  Bob’s house was like a museum; we got to see so many great things.  Flo and Andy were great to keep me company and we enjoyed the time we shared giving Quilts of Honor.

It has been a blessed week just as it should be as we all celebrate Easter.  Here we are into the second week of April and it really hasn’t slowed down much for us.  We are preparing for May as it seems Memorial Day makes more people aware of our veterans.  From mid May to the end of May we are pretty much booked.  Hopefully I will be able to keep you up-to-date on our travels and adventures.  For any in the valley area, I will be speaking at Karl Ross Post 16 at the Women’s Auxiliary Tea on April 11th.  Everyone is welcome.  Tickets are $15.00.

Thank you all for your continued support.  God bless all.
Gail