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Stand With Me Upon the Terrace – Sarah Ann Robertson

Stand With Me Upon the Terrace – Sarah Ann Robertson

“Stand with me here upon the terrace, for it may be the last quiet talk that we shall ever have.”

– His Last Bow (LAST)

We are saddened to learn of passing of Sarah Ann Robertson, the 37th Garrideb, nearly a year ago. The Baker Street Irregulars, at their annual dinner meeting, honors those members who have passed “beyond the Reichenbach” with a “Stand with Me upon the Terrace” ceremony. The ceremony is based on a conversation between Holmes and Watson in His Last Bow.

The Heart of Texas chapter of the Sisters in Crime, a group of female crime writers, offered the following obituary:

Sarah Ann Robertson passed peacefully in Austin on March 17, 2016 at age 69. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Rebecca “Becky” Voiers Robertson, and maternal grandparents Lewis W. and Ethel “Dot” Mathews Voiers of Taylor. She is survived by her brothers Attorney Rob V. Robertson, Colonel John V. Robertson, USAF (ret’d), (wife Martha), her niece Rebecca Robertson, 3 nephews, Stephen (Sandy), Brian (Teresa) and Scott (Mandy) Robertson, 9 great nieces and nephews, 1 great-great niece, cousins Helen Leach Scott and George Leach along with many other beloved relatives, neighbors and friends. She was a graduate of Taylor High School and the University of Texas at Austin. Sarah retired from AISD where she was a volunteer coordinator working ceaselessly to advance the interaction of all members of the faculty and student body. During her retirement years she was an ardent employee and promoter of Dream Bakery, an avid mystery novel reader and collector, the family historian, and a stalwart advocate for the Taize Christian ministry as well as a loyal member of Sisters in Crime and the Sherlock Holmes Society of Austin. The family sincerely appreciates the care extended by the 7th floor Oncology staff at Seton Medical Center and Austin Hospice’s Christopher House. 

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at 2017 ANA National Money Show Dinner

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Souvenir Card issued for the 2017 Orlando Dinner Six Sherlockians and numismatists gathered at Maggiano’s Pointe Orlando on Friday, March 10th for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner. The 2017 National Money Show in Orlando by the American Numismatic… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – February 2017

Garridebs in the News – February 2017

“Under a series of flaming headlines …” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) Last month’s BSI Weekend in New York saw the release of the 5th edition of The Saturday Review of Literature. This year’s version features an article on the 70 year history of the Six Napoleons of Baltimore and features the souvenir scrip… Continue Reading

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner to be held March 10 in Orlando

Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner to be held March 10 in Orlando

“We shall have time for a mouthful of dinner …” – The Adventure of The Empty House (EMPT) The Fourth Garrideb will be in Orlando, Florida for the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show being held March 9-11, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center. The Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner will be held… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – January 2017

Garridebs in the News – January 2017

“It is something new for me to see my name in the papers…” – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD) At the November 19, 2016 luncheon meeting of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes, two Garridebs were honored with memberships into the group. Congratulations to the 19th Garrideb, Steve Mason, on his investiture as The… Continue Reading

Save the Dates! Two Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinners Planned for 2017

Save the Dates! Two Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinners Planned for 2017

“Surely you will stay and have some dinner?” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Friday, March 10, 2017 is the date for the Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes dinner in Orlando, being held during the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show. We look forward to seeing many of our friends and Florida-based Sherlockians… Continue Reading

We are Thankful

We are Thankful

“We must be thankful for what we’ve got.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Tomorrow, here in the United States, is our Thanksgiving holiday. It is a time to be reflective and offer our thanks for many things. Thank you to our readers and members for joining us and reading our posts here. You are… Continue Reading

Garridebs in the News – October 2016

Garridebs in the News – October 2016

“Look at the headlines …” – The Adventure of the Stock Broker’s Clerk (STOC) One of our newer Garridebs, Jeff Rock aka Inspector Baynes, recently edited a book on the 1787 Fugio Cents that circulated in the states during the confederation period. From the press release: Many colonial collectors remember Rob Retz and know that when… Continue Reading