Sunday, September 24, 2017

94 Years Remembered in 94 Days-Post 79 (Letter from Matt about my mom was citizen of year in 1996)

2931 N. 16th Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Monday, June 24, 1996

To the Scott Clan:

This is my observations of the celebration for Margaret as "Citizen of the Year in Douglas on Friday, June 21, 1996.

Glennie and I returned to returned to Phx on Friday, June 14th about 3PM after a golfing outing at Tubac, Arizona, and about 9PM the phone rang.   It was Teresa telling us about the affair for Margaret the following Friday.  This was not a surprise as was Teresa's in 1993.  We had some commitments, but assured her we would be there, and felt that due to the time element we wouldn't expect anyone from out of state.

Yaya and Pat made some cute badges with two recent pictures of Margaret and shamrocks on the four corners -- I think they made 30 of them.

Imagine our surprise, adn what a grand testimonial to Margaret - thirty-three showed up.

Here is the roll call:  Douglas 3 Margaret, Teresa and Mary; Gilbert 4 Sheila, Kerri, Patrick and his girl friend; Mesa 5 John Edward, Joan, Shawn Donohue, his wife Kim and son Brendon; Phoenix 5, Matt, Glennie, Yaya, Tony, and Pat; Glendale 4 Jay Henderson, Katie, Annie and Matthew; Tucson 3 Dennis, Janet and Adena Reidy.    Then we have to compliment the group from California - Tom and Janine from San Jose, Janice and Ted from Sacto; Marion and Maggie from Turlock; Romey from San Francisco; Mary Joyce and Jerry Reidy from L.A.  WHAT A TURNOUT and on such short notice.  It was a great outburst of love, and I know there were some angels above smiling down on the gathering.

If this is a harginger of the Family Reunion next year it will be some affair.

As usual Glennie joins me in sending,

                                          All our love,
                                            Matt

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