Mailbag - May 2023
Connections and reconnections
I love how your article [A Hop, Skip, and a Jump: To grandparents’ house we go by Cathy Gordon, April 2023] brought some dormant relationships back to life. I had numerous colleagues and friends reach out that I hadn't spoken to in years, some even decades. Our story really highlighted the strength of this community and the family ties that so many of us have and share. It gave me a sense of pride and reinforced the need to bring wholesome stories to light.
Thank you for writing Zachary’s story [Stellar Speller: Six-year-old spelling-bee champ by Cheryl Ursin, April 2023], Cheryl. No one could have done it better than you did. We hope it will help inspire the kids across the country to pursue and accomplish the things they are passionate about. Like Zachary always tells us, “You can do anything if you set your mind to it.”
From the chef
Even though my culinary journey didn't start until 2016, it seemed like yesterday I was reading about other well-established restaurants and chefs in online articles, newspapers, and magazines. Fast forward to today, unsure how my journey led me here, I’m featured in The Buzz Magazines [Chef’s Corner: Sherman Yeung by Dai Huynh, April 2023].
Reflecting back on how quickly these past years have gone by, I don’t ever want to be ungrateful for every step I took and for those who supported me along the way. Being featured in The Buzz, especially during this time where so many restaurants are being opened and thriving, is an extremely humbling experience. Houston truly is an amazing city with very rich culture and genuine hospitality and to be able to hopefully contribute even an ounce to that is an everyday goal and honor for me.
Featuring friendship – and trivia night
I really enjoyed reading your piece entitled Not So Trivial [by Caroline Siegfried, March 2023]. You are so right on the importance of meeting up frequently with friends! I definitely agree with the studies you mentioned that indicate the benefits in personal wellness when we make frequent social connections, e.g., hanging out with friends.
So awesome you and your friends were able to make trivia night a fun, weekly priority! Hoping y’all are able to find a new place to do trivia soon! Thanks for providing the helpful trivia place list – keeping that handy!
Rumor Has It
Thank you for including the great write-up of our recent “Texas Girls in Tuscany” trip in your Rumor Has It section [Jan. 2023]! We greatly appreciate Sharon Brier’s well-written piece of our memorable Italian adventure!
Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing, Leila! Our Rumor Has It column written by Sharon Brier appears in our Tanglewood/River Oaks Buzz and Memorial Buzz editions in print. All items that are featured in Rumor Has It can be found at thebuzzmagazines.com/columns/rumor-has-it, along with additional photos.
Another ‘Rumors’ fan
Sharon Brier wrote an article describing an important event of life - the celebration of a 40th anniversary of marriage between two people truly still blessed by indelible love [Rumor Has It, Jan. 2023]. This email is written to thank Sharon for caring to write such an endearing note and for the editors to be kind enough to print that note within the pages of the Memorial Buzz.
Terri and Greg Smith
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