Visited with Dr. Bruce Gray when I zipped my Chihuahua by for an injection — you would’ve thought I was dragging in a little kid. Dogs know the parking lot of a veterinarian’s office and are quite suspicious of their owner’s intentions . . .

Saw Yvonne Anderson, Cecilia Johnson, Jeanne Blackburn, Jean Brinkley, Judge Randy Crane, and other Valley music lovers at last week’s opera, Cavalleria Rusticana. We enjoyed the sublime voices, the orchestra, and relaxing somewhere other than in front of a television (referring to myself on that last one).

Saw Maria Teresa Garza, Carol Lynn Looney, Ann Moore, her daughter Murray Moore, Dr. Shirley Reed & Kent Biel, and tons of others having a great time at the 2009 “Power of the Purse” event to benefit Easter Seals . . .

In addition to Ann Moore, other ladies who were “If Purses Could Talk” donors included Susie Robertson, Reba Showers, and Maxine Guerra. If purses could really talk, they would say to clean them out!

The welcome was given by Letty Garza and Edna De Saro, auctioneer was Joe Brown, and the event was hosted by Yoli Cantu, Art Village on Main, Lone Star National Bank, and more. Lone Star’s Chef Ramon and crew did a great job on the food — yum! Who wouldn’t love tiny beef Wellingtons? (or is that “beeves Wellingon”?)

In addition to Yoli Cantu, volunteers who worked on the purse powered event were Dora Brown, Kathe Tavarez, Lori Goldman, Andreina Malpica, Ami Sides, Marty Charles, Stephani Risinger, Charlotte Hocott, Jackie Kraft, Sheila Wilson, Tracy Twenhafel, and Alice East . . .

Had a quick visit with Easter Seals Executive Director Pattie Rosenlund and Development Director Marilyn Fox. Marilyn’s mom Yvonne Rike was perhaps the most enthusiastic guest, coming early, bidding with gusto, and staying late . . .

Saw Anna & Mike Martin, and Barbara & Matt Kelly socializing. Here is an opportunity to say that the Art Village on Main is lovely, and a needed addition to the McAllen scene. The room where we attended the gala was just perfect for the event, and the whole North Main art area is looking better and better. Yes, we have hot summers, but such fabulous falls and winters . . .

Mothers of pre-schoolers, if you missed last week’s registration for MOPS, you can visit them on the web at www.btmops.com, or e-mail at btmops@hotmail.com. New members can register at any regular meeting . . .

Advance notice for parents to make plans to attend the Junior League of McAllen-sponsored Children’s Arts & Literacy Festival on September 19th at IMAS. More info upcoming from Dena Guidry . . .

Celebrating yesterday, September 1st, was neighbor and friend Marilyn Hawkins. For today, birthday cheer goes to Karen Peterson, Rob Simpson, and Tom Griffin . . .

Happy birthday to Ryan Lozano, who will turn 7 on September 6th, this coming Sunday. He attends Freddy Gonzalez Elementary in Edinburg. His parents, Lorena & Tony, his little brother Randy, and grandparents and aunts all join in the birthday good wishes! And a big thank you to Olga Regalado for the info . . .

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