I started every letter to my grandmother the same way when I was a kid: "How are you? I am fine. We are all fine. I'm sorry I haven't written sooner."
Same message, different year. We are all fine. I haven't written in a while - at least in this blog. Instead, I have spent the last month writing our quarterly newsletter for members, working on our grand opening of our newest exhibit "Edina's Greatest Generation: On the Home Front and the Front Lines" and writing monthly feature stories for Edina Magazine.
We have had a busy month, with lots of visitors every museum day. I've had the pleasure of meeting many World War II veterans this month, who answered my request to bring in photos and artifacts for the exhibit. And we had a great turnout for the grand opening party on May 20, with more than 150 people attending.
When I say "we" I don't mean the royal we. I do mean volunteers and board members as well, who helped with the exhibit and event preparation. They scanned photos, cut text panels, talked to veterans, hung pictures, bought refreshments, picked up donations and much more.
As busy as I was, I have had more hectic exhibit openings. Thanks to Vince Cockriel, who created the exhibit with his extensive military collection, my job was much easier. He did a great job and I invite you all to come and visit. The exhibit will continue at least through October. We have another event scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 14; popular speaker Michael Hansen will present a program "Horror at Huertgen" at 7 p.m.
I will close this entry the same way I closed all my letters: "Write back soon!" I do appreciate reader comments and emails... keep them coming!
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