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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2011 17:04    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

I really never had enough to eat at the Meet the Curator's party so I went ahead and called room service for this wonderful dessert....


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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2011 17:17    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

Good to see it made it home safely Gail...

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2011 17:34    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

crocoite wrote:
Good to see it made it home safely Gail...

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Thanks Steve. I cannot tell you enough how much I enjoyed meeting you and your wife! It makes things really special when you actually meet in person, doesn't it?

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2011 17:46    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

It does Gail. It was a real pleasure meeting you and Jim.

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2011 17:48    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

Gail, that's hysterical!!! But indeed, it does look like dessert.
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2011 20:59    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

Gail wrote:
Jim and I decided to host a party we labeled "Meet the Curators" which was at Casa Vicente restaurant. It is a Spanish themed menu and we had 53 RSVPs from SMMP members and we had also invited a cross section of dealers, collectors and miners.
Jim was not with me though, he was in Dallas on business so I braved hostessing alone. ( If you know me you know I love to hostess! ) We had a great turn out. I got very few photos as I was busy greeting and chatting with everyone. The food and wine were wonderful, the camaraderie was even better! Jim and I will be hosting this by invitation only event next year too. It is important to us that people get to know those in charge of minerals around the world and to see how we can better help them with donations, bequeaths and loaners. We can make great things happen simply by getting to know each other.

Gail,

Pulling this back out of the depths of this Tucson photo-odyssey thread to thank you so much for hosting the "Meet the Curators" event -- it was wonderful to have more time to spend with other SMMP members after that afternoon's activities together and to meet more people in the mineral community in that context. I learned so much from other curators of collections large and small around the world and made many connections which are sure to be mutually beneficial...and just plain had fun. The Spann's hospitality, warmth and generosity is much appreciated!
Warmest regards,
Elise
PS: and thank you once again for recording and sharing so many images of the Tucson adventure!



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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 11:50    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

Elise, it is a great pleasure to know you and look forward to many years of fun with you!
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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 12:05    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

Ah, some free time...


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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 12:16    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 12:27    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 12:39    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 12:48    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 12:57    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 13:10    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 13:13    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

For Gail Spann and Jordi Fabre

All the FMF members must be very grateful to both for the long hours you've spent putting together the huge amount of material from the Tucson show for us to read, and see, and enjoy. All of them who, like me, have not had the luck to attend the show, have been able to live it comfortably, without leaving home, even without standing up from their chairs. It seems incredible to me that you both, defying exhaustion, have been committed and strong enough to sit in front of your computer during many late evenings to post your daily report, without worrying about losing sleep.

Gail, congratulations for your new Wutong Princess rhodochrosite. I'm full of envy since it makes mine irrelevant. But this is a picture that most mineral collectors are already used to.
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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 13:23    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 15:35    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

Carles,thank you for your very kind words.


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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2011 15:46    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011  

And more.


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