He was a most gracious person! Each of us got private "audiences" with him and we never felt rushed. He listened to what we had to say, talked and joked with us and he made us feel very comfortable.
One of my thrills was to give Xavier the birthday card that I had made just for him. I had never made a greeting card before and I wanted it to be just perfect! He opened it and read it and made very appreciative comments about it to me. He even noticed that I had his correct birthday on the front! As if I didn't know when his birthday was!!!
This hug was incredible! I don't remember exactly what I said to him that made him hug me but boy, am I glad that he did! I will never, ever forget this!!
This was the very first time that Xavier had visited Pat & Joe's Magic Crystal Valley Museum. They got everything ready for Xavier's arrival and were only just a little nervous. Xavier was just taken back by their private collection! He arrived the day before the rest of the collectors and spent 2 solid hours inside looking at all the details! He absolutely loved it!!
Xavier spent 3 hours with the collectors signing Anniversary Kids, cutting birthday cake, inspecting vintage soft sculpture kids that collectors brought, taking tons of pictures and just being himself. Everywhere around us were cameras snapping away. I got to see lots of old friends and met some that I'd only talked to before on line. All in all it was a great day that I will long, long remember!!