At the request of Halyna Liszczynskyj I am distributing the story of the pearls at the MAC conferences.

 If you have been a MAC member for a few years (and maybe if you haven't), you have likely heard stories about a semi-traditional event regarding the "Pearl Girls" Well, here is the real story. It all started in 1995 as MAC was preparing to meet in Richmond, VA at the venerable Hotel Jefferson. M.J. Tooey posted a message on the MAC listserv to the Local Arrangements Committee asking about proper dress for such an auspicious venue. I happened to reply that "pearls would definitely be appropriate for the Jefferson!" The news spread like wildfire and on the night of the opening reception, members showed up in hoards sporting their pearls for a special photo opp. Since that time we have had our picture taken on boats, in train stations, with life-size cutouts of Hilary Clinton, in mansions and even in bathrooms."
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