Author Tea Update + Lost & Found

Friends meeting friends—old and new—waited patiently in the lobby of the historic Flanders Hotel for the start of the 5th Annual Author’s Tea.lobby1


Ladies in hats, scones and clotted cream, tea sandwiches, delicious desserts—all necessary for a delightful afternoon tea—were enjoyed by everyone. tables1

The attention to detail provided by the F&VOCFPL Author’s Tea Committee members created a relaxing and informative afternoon.


Marie Ricci & Barbara Weber—Co-Chairpersons


Author Theresa A. Tull

Guest Author—Theresa Anne Tull—History Alive!
What inspires someone more than another speaking through experience with wit and inspiration? Spellbindingly, Theresa Anne Tull shared details of her journey from Runnemede, New Jersey, to her duties in the Foreign Service, and to her retirement—a time to spend with her siblings and her 5 (foster) grandchildren.

Irony was not lost on the attendees as Theresa told her audience how reading a Good Housekeeping magazine piqued her interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service. Not without overcoming several challenges, Theresa achieved her goal. For many, Theresa’s presentation made a difficult time in our history palpable. One aha moment was Theresa’s assertion of the danger of Foreign Service work. We give thanks to Theresa and all those who serve this country.

Those who attended the Tea were unanimous in their appreciation and praise for the opportunity to vicariously share Theresa’s experiences. Theresa’s mother told her, “You can do anything, if you work hard.” Surely, Theresa heeded her mother’s words.


Sandy Crescenzo—President F&VOCFPL

Sandy Crescenzo, F&VOCFPL President, echoing the thoughts of many asked, “How do we top that?” Thank you, Theresa…we were privileged to listen to you!

To read about Theresa Anne Tull’s experiences, check out her book, A Long Way from Runnemede: One Woman’s Foreign Service Journey at the Ocean City Free Public Library or purchase online:


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