Thursday, April 10, 2008

Huge Thanks All Around!

And the mystery blogger was...

The incomparable Maria Jones! [Above on the right with former Miss Ohio’s Amanda Beagle and Melanie Murphy.] She did a great job posting the Sweeps results for me, didn’t she?

In Ohio pageantry the word “coach” is taboo and Maria’s name sometimes sparks undue, high school-esq drama, which I have just never understood. She was a valuable supporter my last two years at Miss Ohio (America) and continues to be a great friend. Thanks Maria!

Also, special thanks to Miss Southern Ohio Amy Allen and Miss Central Ohio Jillian Dansko for the kind words they wrote about me on their blogs. To those of you who left comments and send emails and Facebook messages, know they meant a great deal to me. This is a very big, very difficult step and I am so grateful for all your encouragement.

Much appreciation goes out to my friend Jeff whose friendship and support are immeasurable. He house and pet sat while Loren was with me for a week, and the beautiful Lauren Hogan was on stand-by, should Jeff not be able to fulfill his animal feeding, mail collecting duties!

Finally, I can’t begin to say enough about my beau, Loren. He drove all but a few hours across this country to drop me at the doorstep of my dreams. Honestly though, having his support and the love we share is already a dream come true. No matter what we will have a sweet life together; should my career aspirations be realized, it would merely be a materialistic cherry on top! Thank you so much Loren. I love you.


  1. Abby,

    I don't know if you remember me. My name is Theresa Johnson, I was the ED for Miss Chillicothe/South Central for 3 years. I too moved away a year and a half ago to Austin TX. I did not know a soul here but decided it was time to move. I hope that you have a wonderful experience in this life changing journey. My email is I enjoy reading your blog and keeping up with the current contestants. Thanks for the info.

  2. Aw Abby, I'm going to miss you! Even though I didn't get the oppertunity to know you as well as I would have liked, I did enjoy or 5 minute conversations at locals about forensics lol. I wish you the best of luck with everything. You will be very much missed by everyone in Ohio. =)



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