Monday, December 7, 2009
Gene: A Touch of Hospitality
Often times, Gene’s outfits will come with extra pieces that make it more versatile; in this case, Gene can go from festive 1952 party-goer to Santa’s Helper, all in the twinkling of an eye, thanks to costumer Wayne Nilson. The festive party outfit will have to wait until a later post. I have put Gene smack-dab in the middle of the San Jacinto Mountains, hanging ornaments on her very own flocked Christmas tree. From the story card:
“In appreciation for your devoted support of The Pediatric Hospital, pelase join us for a holiday reception in your honor,” read the invitation from the Ladies AUxiliary. Gene was thrilled—and touched. The Pediatric Hospital was one of her favorite causes,a nd just to be a part of such an organization was honor enough.
The reception went well. Gene sat and listened modestly to the many tributes. When it was time for her to speak, her speech was very simple: “I thank you for the tremendous honor you’ve given me today—but if it’s all the same to you, I’d like to take the rest of our time here and visit the children’s playroom! I’ve prepared a special surprise—I’ll meet you there…” And Gene excused herself to prepare.
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