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The Birthday Weekend 2001

The weekend began unofficially with ASH Wednesday at O’Casey’s in mid-town. Approximately 40 Adventuresses and friends gathered for dinner and suitable libations. Thursday, frequent Muse contributor Ben Vizoskie received the Morley-Montgomery Award for the best article in the Baker Street Journal during the past year.

Friday, over 140 Sherlockians gathered for the Gillette luncheon, ably hosted as always by Susan Rice with the assistance of Mickey Fromkin. That evening Adventuresses assumed a prominent role at both dinners.

First of all, congratulations go to Judith Freeman who received the HUGO award for her many contributions to the Baskerville Bash and to Julie McKuras who is now also a BSI (The Duchess of Devonshire). Judith is a frequent Muse contributor and worked tirelessly to ensure that this year’s Bash was a howling success. Julie’s efforts on behalf of the Sherlock Holmes Collections and the Norwegian Explorers are truly outstanding.

At the BSI dinner, M.E. Rich, long noted for leading the singing at ASH dinners, did a star turn as “Julie the Wolf.” Adventuresses and their spouses also played a prominent role at the Bash as you’ll see when you read Judith Freeman’s report.

The weekend concluded with the ASH brunch on Sunday with a special celebration in recognition of Adventuresses Susan Rice’s and Mickey Fromkin’s 20th anniversary. Congratulations to both and best wishes for 20 more years!

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