Mrs. Inez Booth saves
from your Editor....
I travel to as many
Highland Games and other genealogical and Scottish events as I can, time
permitting and the budget holding out. Most of the time, I earn most of
the travel expenses by making speeches and presenting programs. Much of
the time, I am invited to stay in the homes of friends in the area and
many of the games present The Odom Library/ your editor with comp tickets
to receptions and other events. (Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!)
Even with all of the work
and gifts and comp tickets, it is expensive to travel the long distances
sometimes required. My own personal car is leased and I have limited
miles. (The story behind that is that your editor's faithful, many-miles-traveled
1994 Mazda MX6 had a fatal transmission problem - CLANG! CRASH! CRUNCH?!
NO GOING ANYWHERE! - coming home from the 2001 Stone Mountain Highland
Games...right where the Macon By-Pass rejoins I-75 where everyone is going
80 miles an hour and there are dozens of lanes of traffic!) Barely
surviving that, a leased car came to live with me.
Anyway, the main source of
travel money is the annual Family Tree Newsletter Contest...which, at $25
an entry, doesn't nearly cover the expense of traveling.
Mrs. Inez Boothe, from
Stone Mountain, Georgia has helped greatly with this problem. Mrs. Boothe
sent a MOST generous contribution just for travel.
Thank you, Inez! Inez and
her late husband, Ed, were every-year participants in our Scottish
Weekends...and we've become good friends over the years. I am so grateful
to Inez Booth! Thank you!
Mr. & Mrs. Royce McNeill of Charlotte, North Carolina, has also come to
the aid of our travel. Thanks Royce and Doris!
I am completely humbled by
your kindnesses. Thank you.