The Mary Frances Purse Party was yesterday at the Boulder Dam Hotel and it was a sold out event with Mary Frances there in-person. She's beautiful and gracious. That's the best way to describe her. I admire her because she has pursued her passion and loves what she does.
Mary was as involved in the festivities as we were. My girlfriend, Lesley, was one of the purse models and afterwords Mary autographed the inside of the purses the ladies brought with them to the party. You see, a Mary Frances purse + a ticket were the requirements to enter the party!
There was only one man at the party and it was Desi. Karen & Desi plotted together to present Mary's 20th Anniversary purse to me as an early wedding anniversary gift. Desi made a short speech and then presented the purse to me. Thank you Desi. He snapped my photo with the new purse and then I snapped his photo with the purse. Our 23rd wedding anniversary is October 8th.
Jeanine (my cousin) flew in from Wisconsin for the party. She found out about Mary Frances about 3 years ago and has been in love with her purses ever since. Jeanine sat next to Desi at the party. After the party Jeanine and I and most of the ladies went across the street to Periwinkle to buy our favorite new Mary Frances purse. I bought a pretty, sparkly silver purse for myself and Jeanine got a floral mini-purse. Please look at the Mary Frances photo album to your left for more photos from the party. Congratulations to Karen for orchestrating the party and thank you Mary for coming to visit us. It was a big success.