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Her Mother Was the 1938 Princess from Roosevelt

I live in Bend, Oregon and am the daughter of Virginia Vessey, who died a little over two years ago. She was the best friend I've ever had and a wonderful mother! I miss her terribly.

My mother was the Rose Festival Princess from Roosevelt high school in l938.

I have many beautiful large pictures of her, some articles from the newspaper the year she was princess, plus her annual luncheon she would go to with her court.

I love this opportunity to honor my mother by sharing her memory with others.

I'm also a Roosevelt gratuate. I never did try out for Rose Festival Princess, though I was hoping to do so -- and try to follow in my mother's shoes. Unfortunately I lost my dad (Harold Anderson, who was a police officer in St. Johns) to a massive heart attack a month before try-outs...

~Patti Samuel



Virginia Vessey was a wonderful lady

Virginia Vessey was a beautiful Rose Festival Princess, and a wonderful lady. She was also my Aunt, and our entire family was so proud of her accomplishment, in becoming Rose Festival Princess. I am so sad that my cousin Patti was unable to try out, but remember the untimely death of my uncle, and what a shock it was to our entire family. I was runner up for Rose Festival Princess from Cleveland High in 1961. What fun participating in all the Rose Festival festivities. I have marvelous memories!!