With the winds picking up, early arrivals at the Turtle Creek Conservancy’s tea for its new president, Tiffany Divis, found that arrangements had seamlessly moved from the side courtyard into Arlington Hall on the afternoon following Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 15.
For some, like Pam Busbee, Christie Carter and Alyssa Divis, it was a tour of the rooms of varying colors.
But most, like City Councilman Paul Ridley, Beth Thoele, David Preziosi, Jennifer Dix, Monet Ball, Debra Nelson, Lynn Dauterman and Conservancy Board Members Peter Dauterman and Lesli Gray, never made it from the entry foyer with a table of goodies looking too good to eat. And that was the problem … sorta. Everyone was so busy chatting that the tables of edibles were left all by their lonesome.
In one part of the room, Danelle Baldwin Smith told about her 15-month-old Standard Poodle, Adelaide, that was preparing for training. The question was whether to home school or send the pooch off to a trainer with weekend home visits. It had been five years since her previous poodle had passed away and Danelle was worried about her being able to start with the world of training.
And speaking of youngsters, Paul Divis was reporting that having his grandchildren stay at the family homestead had been a bit of a health challenge with the little ones sharing sneezes, coughs, etc.
Across the room, Ellen Winspear told how thanks to Paul she had moved from the family home to “an apartment” to get her thoughts together following the death of her husband Don Winspear in September.
When asked about plans for the Conservancy, Tiffany reeled off a litany of projects for the park. Among her plans was to touch base with area park leaders like the Dallas Arboretum’s Mary Brinegar, Katy Trail’s Amy Bean and Klyde Warren Park’s Kit Sawers.