Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday 10, 2010 The Gown for the Willow Ball September 30th

Like Helen I've found more gowns that I like, and I need you to help me choose!

First Choice: This one is designed by Dagnez & Ewa Dunikowska





Second Choice: Designed by Carolina Herrera


Third Choice:


Fourth Choice:


These are things I already have or have selected:





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I'm very excited and can't wait to see you at the Ball! It should be a night to remember.

I have asked and I have been accepted. My date for the ball is Father Antonio José Martínez (January 17, 1793[1] – July 27, 1867[2]) was a New Mexican priest, educator, publisher, rancher, farmer, community leader, and politician. He lived through and influenced three distinct periods of New Mexico's history: the Spanish period, the Mexican period, and the American occupation and subsequent territorial period. Martínez appears as a character in Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, which cast him according to the black legend view of the Spanish clergy.



Martínez was born, Antonio José Martín, in Abiquiu in 1793, when New Mexico was a very isolated and desolate territory of the Spanish Empire. In 1804, the Martín family, including his father Severino and five siblings, moved to Taos, a prosperous outpost, where they came to be known as Martínez.[3] During his upbringing, Martínez's father taught him the importance of ranching and farming at the Hacienda Martínez in Northern New Mexico. In 1811, Martínez married María de la Luz, who died giving birth to their daughter less than a year later, when he was 19.[4] Their child was named in honor of María de la Luz. Six years later Martínez moved south after much thought and correspondence with the Bishop of Durango. He decided to travel there in 1817, and become a priest, enrolling in the Tridentine Seminary of the Diocese of Durango.[4] Martínez not only excelled at the seminary but also in understanding the ideals of liberal Mexican politicians and teachers of his day, including Miguel Hidalgo. After six years, Martínez was ordained, and he returned to New Mexico, where after a few years in other parishes, he became the parish priest of Taos, and from then on was known as Padre Martínez.[4]

So now you know a lot about Padra Martinez, but there is so much more. I could go on and on. Now some of you might look upon his picture, and think, "He's probably a sourpuss." I think this picture was taken on the day he lost his kitten. I wish you could have seen his smile when the kitten was returned. He is a really fun kind of guy, he can really dance! Knows all the latest steps!
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6 comments:

  1. Your first choice is my first choice for you! I like them all but the first one has a great edgy yet traditional look.
    Last year I brought over 5 of my favorite men but it had it's drawbacks...smiling! This year I have chosen a special man and I think he will be perfect for me...still smiling!

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  2. Oh me too!!!!!! the first one..edgy all the way..hot hot hot ( I love the spainish one too)

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  3. Wonderful first choice...I had better start shopping...bkm

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  4. All of these are gorgeous. I love the third one!

    Thank you for your comment on my post, too.

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  5. No. 1 for sure. You can't go wrong with black - and with leather.

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  6. OHHHHH ... it must be #1. With your hair and coloring, it is perfection!!!!!!

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