Mailbag - June 2022
‘Wicket’ good article
Excellent article [No Rest for the Wicket: Competitive croquet takes strategy by Cathy Gordon, May 2022] with super professional photos [by Dylan Aguilar]. In addition, the publisher’s note [May 2022] was well-done. Together, all made a splash with your readers.
I went to a monthly lunch with UT Law graduates, all who graduated circa '65-67 and who are my friends and colleagues in the Houston legal community. Of the dozen or so who came to the lunch gathering, three brought their magazines. Others were inspired by the article and asked many questions.
Again, thank you and your talented staff for a splendid piece of reporting on this challenging sport, played by all ages and genders.
A sweet response
Thank you for helping to spread the word on this fabulous organization [For Goodness Cakes, featured in The Icing on the Cake: Making birthdays extra sweet by Jennifer Oakley, May 2022]. I am grateful to Jennifer and The Buzz team for this wonderful experience. Jennifer wrote a truly beautiful story. I have received so much feedback from friends and family, including people who acknowledged that they knew I baked these cakes but didn’t understand why!
Since the story was published, I know of at least two people who already did the volunteer orientation and will be making cakes. Thank you!
In search of a private school
Thank you for giving me copies of the September issue with the Private School Directory. I wanted the directory because my cousin’s granddaughter, who lives in Spain, is looking to come here for high school. She wanted to make sure that she was in a high school with the International Baccalaureate program because that is what you need to get into the universities in Spain. Since I am muy vieja (“very old”) and not very tech-savvy, I want to make sure I put her in a great school, and I remembered this directory in The Buzz [so I can mail hard copies to my family members].
The directory is a marvelous boon so my cousin’s granddaughter can compare information to see if each school has the requirements that she needs. It’s great to have all of this information handy, so they can talk to the school or dean or so forth. Thank you for making it available.
Editor’s note: Carmelita, thank you for stopping by The Buzz office. The Buzz Magazines’ Private School Directory is a Special Advertising Section that appears annually in our September issue and is available online year-round. See thebuzzmagazines.com/private-school-directory and look out for our September 2023 issue.
A special story
I wanted to thank you for the story on authors Natalie and Nicole Hampton who have shared their story about their brother Jake in [their book] By Siblings, For Siblings [featured in Our Brother Jake: Siblings helping siblings by Michelle Groogan, April 2022]. This is just one more way our community can learn to be inclusive of those with special needs. Like those who are Challenger Buddies, Natalie and Nicole help us all find the abilities in our special friends! We appreciate your sharing this story with us all!
Joni Hruska Fichter, Challenger Sports Board Chair
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