Mailbag - June 2015
From plane and train to page
Wonderful article about the Mother/Daughter travels [Travel Buzz: Like mother, like daughters, by Tracy L. Barnett, May 2015]. Friends from Alaska to Argentina, Norway and many in between have read it and sent greetings and comments on the quality of the writing and photos. It is an honor and pleasure to be in one of your stories, and I now realize how much effort goes into each of them.
I reread previous travel articles and had missed Tracy’s fabulous December article about her trip with her father to Mexico. Also noticed a delicious recipe I will try soon. Thanks for a fine locally owned, focused and operated publication.
Terry L. Elizondo
Editor’s note: Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you took the time to share your family’s inspiring tales and that you had a chance to work with our delightful, expert Travel Buzz writer, Tracy L. Barnett. To read more of Tracy’s stories, click here.
We’re going to Disneyland
We have been avoiding Disney for all the same reasons [Here We Go: Doing Disney with a disability, by Michelle Casas Groogan, May 2015]! We’d been considering Disneyland in L.A. (we know people there) for a couple years. Thanks for pushing us to probably bite the bullet this summer!
Catherine Burch Graham
Editor’s note: Have fun on your trip! We want to thank writer Michelle Casas Groogan, as well, for so helpfully detailing her Disney adventure with her family, including 11-year-old son Garrett, who has autism.
Patmos story close to home
I was deeply touched by the article about the island of Patmos [Patmos Paradise: Easter on the sacred Greek isle, by Cathy Gordon, April 2015]. It was a beautifully written article about a beautiful place that I have a strong connection to because my late mother is from there.
Imagine my surprise when I flipped through my Buzz, turned the page, then saw an almost identical family heritage. I discovered it just before Greek Orthodox Easter, so it meant even more. Thank you for the article and reminding me of the special family memories.
Editor’s note: Who would have thought that an article about a small Greek island would touch such a nerve in our community? This story by veteran news writer Cathy Gordon – who won our hearts when she told us how, at Texas A&M long ago, she took notes for classmate Lyle Lovett while he wrote lyrics – has been especially popular, judging from the feedback. Thanks for writing us and for reading The Buzz.
Photos and words captured Greek island
A big thank you to you [editor Joni Hoffman] and [publisher] Michael [Hoffman] for allowing Larry and me the opportunity to share our life-changing Patmos, Greece, Easter-travel experience with The Buzz readers. So many of our friends and relatives responded with such enthusiasm to Cathy Gordon’s vivid and heartfelt glimpse into a part of our world – not to mention photographer Michael Hart creating interest by capturing the beauty of the religious artifacts. Working with The Buzz staff was a most memorable experience. We look forward to enjoying future Buzz stories.
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