Wisconsin Region
The Queen at Box Hill Picnic
July 14, 2012

Becky Anderson and Terry Arliskas pose with Guest of Honor

The Wisconsin Region Box Hill picnic was held at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha on July 14.  Members wore hats in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and posed for pictures with a surprise guest of honor.

In June the Region sent the Queen the following message:

One cannot have too large a party.  A large party secures its own amusement.
Jane Austen, Emma, 1816

England has shown the world how to party!  On behalf of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Wisconsin Region congratulations and best wishes on your Diamond Jubilee.  May God grant you many years.  We will honor you at our Box Hill picnic in July.

The Queen sent her grateful thanks back in an official email, complete with an official portrait.

—Elizabeth Cooper