Monday, May 21, 2007

Grace Lin's Party Part 3

This is Alvina with another Blue Rose Girl, Libby Koponen.

Libby and Alvina selling books and raffle tickets:

Grace preparing to announce the lucky winner of a piece of her original artwork. The proceeds from the raffle sale went to Dana Farber Cancer Institute:

Here, Grace is thinking, "Yikes, how did these chocolate rats get into the raffle bucket?" (I was promised a chocolate rat in my goodie bag, but I got a chocolate seashell. Now seashells are very nice. But how can a seashell compare to a rat? I know, I know, Grace is thinking, "Good grief, Barbara, get over it, wouldya?)

The woman in the background watching Grace's surprise over the chocolate rats in the raffle bucket is Jennifer Cusack (holding blue coat and books), Executive Director of the Foundation for Children's Books in Boston.

Great job, Grace! Everything was perfect.


alvina said...

Hi Barbara,

It was great meeting you! Thank you so much for coming to the party. Great pics, too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,
I was sorry to have missed you! Although, we must have overlapped because I was there for the drawings... Dang! I guess I'll have to console myself by listening to you via Lolly's podcast. Great pix! I hope our paths cross again soon.

Kitty (Flynn) (from the HB)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I have proof that we were there together--I'm in the picture with Leo and Grace! I'm wearing a red jacket that was much too warm for the small room and looking at the food, which is embarrassing. If I had only looked up. I'm so sad.

Barbara O'Connor said...

Yes, Kitty - you ARE there! How did we miss each other? Dangit. I would have loved to have chatted with you.

Hopefully we'll cross paths another time.

Grace Lin said...

Thanks for coming Barbara! It was fun seeing you and I'm so happy you had a nice time. I'll get you some chocolate rats later, promise!