[LMB] Happy Birthday to Carol Botteron!

Carol Botteron cjbotteron at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 21:39:01 BST 2018

Thank you!  It was a wonderful day.  You didn't mention the music, but it
was great and varied.  Now I just need to find places to keep all my new
books and make time to read them!

On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 7:15 AM, <adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com> wrote:

> Carol Botteron, for your special adventure, you're going to the Hassadar
> Book Festival as an honored guest.  Everywhere, happy folk are wandering
> about, holding bulging bags bearing the distinctive Festival Glorious Book
> Butterbug logo (designed by Countess VorKosigan herself, no less).  Your
> bags come with an anti-grav pallet towed--and guarded!--by sturdy, cheerful
> Armsmen progeny, who also have helpful maps of the vendors and lists of
> panels and speakers.  You wander all day, enjoying the wonders of the
> festival: a concert by the Raina Csurik School chorus, lots and lots of
> booksellers, your unlimited budget, an extensive food vendor section.
> Should you wish to sample the local maple mead, be sure to visit Kosti
> Katering's table to fill up on Maple Ambrosia (or other flavors), to dilute
> the effects.  (There's no danger of excess rowdiness, with Armsman Roic's
> relatives providing very overt security.)
> Why, yes, that was Lord Mark you saw lurking in the background.  He's a
> not-so-secret investor in Kosti Katering, enjoying the fruits (as it were)
> of their success.  He's certainly up for chat, especially with you, as are
> several local celebrities.  Tsipis is also wandering, looking affable and
> pleased (which is broadly beaming for him).  After a busy, happy day, you
> have a private dinner with Countess VorKosigan, with no alarums of any
> sort.  Over superb cuisine, you have a relaxed and jovial chat about books
> and her plans for the district.  The fireworks start only after all the
> books, banners, and anything flammable have been safely put away.
> I hope you enjoy your special day.
> Jerrie

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