Made a decision about 2 pm to drive to Graham, Tx., for the reception beginning at 6:30 pm. Took off at 3 pm and made it in plenty of time. Had a great burger at Dairy Queen and a glass of tea. The reception was beautiful and a wonderful variety of work from over the US. But, the most interesting thing was seeing Mary Clendinning and her husband Bill, that I hadn't seen in over 40 years and we actually recognized each other. They have a couple of my paintings they informed me.
The Show in Graham is a National Show and the reception was well attended. I won 3rd place, a $500 check. My dear friend William Schneider (Illinois) won 2nd, I think, and a woman from New York won 1st. Am showing my painting that was the winner for me.