Mailbag - July 2015
A family for all
This article [More Than Grandparents: A second set of parents, by Andria Frankfort, June 2015] captured what I have always felt with the Fuchs, Haikin, Josef, and Zach family. I have first-hand experience that their family philosophy extends well beyond their nucleus. I have been fortunate enough to have a check-in call from Ricky, the unconditional acceptance of Roslyn, a best friend in Ellyn, and a sister in Ms. Fer (also known as Jennifer). I love the total inclusivity of each generation, and to read about it was like reading a favorite story I have had the great joy to witness and learn from.
Editor’s note: Those of us who also know some “more than grandparents” realize exactly how you feel. We’re honored they took the time to share their extended-family tale with all of us.
From flooding to happy memories
With the May flooding and chaos in our neighborhood, having the June issue delivered to our door was the sunshine in the storm. We had no idea we would be on the [Bellaire] cover, and our families were overjoyed when they saw the article [Wedding Stories: Memories from the big day, by Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld, June 2015]. We were able to reminisce about our special day, and it took our minds off of the tragedy we had just faced. Thank you to the whole team at The Buzz Magazines for working so hard on the wedding article and giving us a great keepsake from the best day of our lives!
It’s fun to be a celebrity
I wanted to thank you again for putting Covey and me in The Buzz … and on the [Memorial Buzz] cover – that was such a wonderful surprise [Buzz Baby: Happy first Mother’s Day, by Annie Blaylock McQueen, May 2015]! I’ve been getting called a “local celebrity” by a lot of my girlfriends, which is cute and funny. Also, I walked into the gym yesterday, and my trainer ran up cheering and holding the magazine up – another client who had recognized me brought it in to show everyone! Ha! So much fun. Thank you.
What to do with her minis
During a recent visit to Houston to visit family, I came across your article, Tiny Retreat [A doctor’s respite in miniature, by Cathy Gordon, May 2015], featuring Patricia Eifel. I was particularly interested in this article as I recently acquired a sizable miniature collection from a woman who collected over most of her adult life. Although I’ve spoken with other miniaturists around the country, it was encouraging to know we have a few local folks who remain enthusiastic about this hobby. I’d love to make contact with Patricia with the hope that she or someone she knows may be willing to offer guidance as I decide the best way to pass this lot along to someone who will appreciate the pieces included in this lifetime collection.
Julie Beck Stephens
Editor’s note: We’ve heard from so many readers who were entranced by Dr. Eifel’s miniature houses, and we hope you and she had a chance to talk mini shop.
Junior League + Buzz
Thank you so much for partnering with the Junior League of Houston for the Cooking Buzz [Grab-and-go bridal brunches, June 2015]! It was a pleasure to write for the column this month, and I hope you all enjoyed the article as much as I did writing it.
Christina L. Frederick
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