The Friday Fax
|SEPTEMBER 1, 2000||
Thank You From Patty Smith
Last week I left Washington DC. All of the NPND leaders put on a party that
was the most wonderful celebration I have ever attended ...and it was for
ME. It was entitled "You Are Not Alone" and held at the Washington Very
Special Arts Articulate Gallery. So many of my family, friends and
colleagues came out to say, "Bon Voyage" and to celebrate with me. I could
have returned to Nebraska without an airplane because I was so happy and so
honored. Beginning with wonderful words and gifts from Justin and Yoshiko
Dart, followed by a letter from President Clinton, delivered by Jonathon
Young, and then came a deluge of expressions of love, care, remembrance and
Many thanks, Patty
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NCD is conducting regional community briefings around the country to share
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