Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Revolutionary Day for Chloe Pink

Thank you to the Walton County Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the Revolution) for having me speak at their April meeting at Monroe Golf & Country Club this week.

The event had been on the books since last August when I received a call from Suzanne Roberts, Chairman of DAR. (Shown left next to her friend and fellow DAR member, Airey.)

Suzanne had read an article in the Walton Tribune about the launch of The Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream Coloring Book. (So thank you ace reporter, Sharon Swanepoel for writing this article which led Suzanne straight to Chloe Pink!) After all, what an honor to be asked to do my first Chloe Pink speech.

As it turns out, Suzanne is an accomplished pianist who performs as the church musician at Bethel Baptist in Good Hope, GA. A scholarship music graduate of the the University of Kentucky, she also teaches. And so I'm thinking about signing Chloe Pink up for a few lessons. Hmmm...

Many of DAR's members are descendants of the founders of Monroe and served in the Civil War . One member, Dotty Zazworsky, oversees The William Harris Homestead, an award-winning Georgia landmark in Monroe, GA. The Homestead offers school field trips, tours and special events and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. All of DAR's members have ancestors, such as John Harris, who fought in the Revolutionary War.

And so it seemed fitting on this sunny Tuesday afternoon at 11:30 to talk about Chloe Pink's own "revolution." (The one to get girls to reach for their own independence by following their dreams.)

After my address, "the Daughters" invited me to join them for lunch while signing books and learning a little bit of their own personal histories. Frankly, it was too little time to hear from these strong and independent women who run historic estates, perform masterfully on the piano, etc. Almost everyone shared a tidbit with me about their granddaughter(s) and then purchased a copy or two of The Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream Coloring Book to give them.

Long live the Daughters of the Revolution. Follow your dreams, girls!

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