A Farewell Tea Party for Robin
The Living Room in Main
The Madeira School, McLean VA
15 January 2008
"Madeira girls have something to say"
J. I. Nelson, Ph.D.
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Robin +Jinx Smith(+MansfieldSmith)+ Lydia Sorrels+ Meredith Cole Asst Head Mistress of the Madeira School   
Robin gets a hug from Jinx Smith after Meredith Cole's tribute and presentation of gifts on behalf of the School, while Lydia Sorrels looks on.  We were also cheered to see Christine Langford 
but I failed to get a photo.  Here are some from the Madeira Christmas Party the month before (Dec07).

Christine Langford of the Madeira School McLean VA        Jinx and Mansfield Smith of The Madeira School, McLean, VA     
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Student Center Building of The Madeira School of McLean, VA      
(above left) Christine Langford and  (right) Jinx and Mansfield Smith at
(below) the Madeira School Christmas Party 2007, Student Center building.
Who will forget Andy Gaylord's fabulous food?

Group-Ann Hager at the Madeira School of Mclean +Jinx Smith +LydiaSorels +NancyMagnus-      Group-Jinx Smith at the Madeira School of Mclean +Robin Nelson +Lydia Sorels     
(right) Jinx Smith, Robin Hannay Nelson, Lydia Sorrels

Group-Jinx Smith at The Madeira School of McLean +Robin Nelson +Lydia Sorels-HORlZ    Group- Meredith Cole at the Madeira School of Mclean +Robin Nelson + J.I. Nelson Ph.D.
Jinx, Robin, Lydia and (right) Assistant Head Mistress Meredith Cole, Robin & Jerry Nelson

AnnHamer+AllysonThompson-      AnnHager+AllysonThompson-

   AnnDeegan-BusOffice-    BethAnnStish-  
Ann Deegan,   Bethanne Stish

   Allyson Thompson with BJ Romanoff         Robin+AllysonThompson-
Allyson Thompson, BJ Romanoff, Robin

  Susan F Cowart of the Madeira school with Robin Hannay Nelson   
Susan Cowart

PaulHager-    Robin+ Ed Hamer- Facilities Services Director at The Madeira School-    RitaCooley-   
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 Paul Hager,  Dean of Faculty.  Ed Hamer, Facilities Services.   Rita Cooley.

    Robin Nelson +BethAnn Stish at the Madeira School of McLean -   Robin Hannay Nelson +PamHamer-wSusanCowart-bkgnd-
Robin-CakeCutwPatTerrell-SeriousEngineering-    Robin Hannay Nelson cuts her cake w PatTerrell+ BJ Romanoff lnBkgnd-
Serious engineering with Pat Terrell.

SusanCowart-SadlnCrowd-       BJRomanoff-Unhappy- 
Susan,  BJ
Something  lost.

CakeBefore-    CakeAfter60-70attendees-
Thank you, Andy, for a great cake.
First she tells the photographer, "It's my party, don't wear a name tag or act conspicuously."  Then she says "Why didn't you get a picture of everybody?" and recites the names of over 50 people she noticed were there.  Thank you everyone for coming and apologies if your picture is missing.    

>Madeira School pewter cup    
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Robin's Madeira pewter cup, and yes, the roses on Andy's cake were real.  In the background, a small sponge washed up on a beach in Australia and looking like cooling towers for nuclear power --  Robin in her  Monumental Period.  A Professional Development grant from The Madeira School gave Robin printmaking skills, very much on display in artwork shown at Swarthmore College, 2007.  


The tea party was great, and the School's motto was fulfilled:
"Function in disaster, finish in style."

Robin Nelson - saving the tomato crop from Hurricane Isabel     Madeira School Motto "Function in Disaster, Finish in Style"   
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Saving the crop from Hurricane Isabel 2003

And, we both add, preserve a sense of fun!
--Robin & Jerry      

Our e-mail addresses:   robinhnelson at speakeasy dot net and jerry-va at same.       
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