Mailbag - January 2022
Head in the clouds
It has been such fun being in the November issue of The Buzz Magazines [Houston’s Fly Girl: A trailblazing pilot’s life in the clouds] and hearing about it from dozens of friends and neighbors who loved the story and the photographs. I did, too. Michelle Groogan is a gifted writer, and Eric Forsythe is an artist with his camera. They both captured the essence and fun of life in the air and living with your airplane.
A surprising number of friends and neighbors stopped me in West U and even in my air park neighborhood and my grandson’s school to tell me that they saw the article and loved it and either wanted to come fly with me or wanted to hear more about airshow flying or traveling around the world.
People who know me well say that Michelle captured my essence. That’s a rare talent. Thank you, Michelle. It’s really been fun.
Thank you all so much. It is a delight to be in your magazine.
It was such a wonderful surprise to get a photo of The Buzz cover [The Memorial Buzz, December 2021] from my sister with a text that said, “Why didn’t you tell me?!”
I had no idea the photos your team took [featured in Buzz Baby: That elf on that shelf, by Annie Blaylock McQueen] would be featured on the cover! We have been so surprised and honored to have people reach out from all phases of our life, high school, college, and neighbors we’ve only recently met. Jackson and Austin get a kick out of seeing their faces on their friends’ countertops and coffee tables when we visit.
Thanks for bringing some extra special Christmas joy to our family this season and helping us reconnect with friends from our past.
The Morgan family (Justin, Rebecca, Jackson, and Austin)
St. Nick, Part III
Sara Jane Wilson [featured in The St. Nicholas Day Boot: Bringing a German tradition to Houston, by Andria Frankfort, December 2021] played St. Nick to our children's delight on December 6th for many years (see photo from St. Nicholas' Day 1999).
When Sara Jane’s family moved to Germany, I took up the task of continuing to spread the St. Nicholas Day joy not only for my young children but for their carpool friends and other families. Now that all the “kids” are grown, we are in a pause phase while we wait grandchildren to arrive, and the fun can begin again!
Editor’s note: Anna, thank you for sharing this sweet story and photo. If the rest of you want to see the photo she sent, click here.
A successful soup
Andria, I love reading your recipes in The Buzz and the way that you introduce them – so comfortable. I made the butternut and chicken soup recently [Smoky Chicken and Corn Soup, “Back Porch Table” at thebuzzmagazines.com], which was delicious, and my husband loved it. Just saying thank you!
Editor’s note: Find this recipe and more from Andria Frankfort every Friday on Back Porch Table.
Adulting 101 for all
Immediately after reading Adulting 101 [These are your fuse boxes, by Andria Frankfort, December 2021], it struck a chord. I've been looking to do this for my daughters in a similar age bracket, as I truly feel these life skills aren't taught anymore! Heck, we can probably use a refresher course ourselves as “older adults!” Kudos to David [Shebay] for undertaking this. These are the kind of things that will pay dividends to these young ladies for years and years. Thanks for sharing your story, David!
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