We had a great week end. Thanks to all those who made it all possible. The Union city historic Society and the Garden Club did a wonderful job in pulling this all together.
It is always a treat
for me to see my family work on projects such as these. We all
bustle around the night before gathering cats into one room, laying
down plastic to protect rugs, last minute silver polish on anything
that could be polished and we were ready to go. As a special treat
for us we have an old family friend, Stewart Washington visiting
for the summer. It reminded me of old times when we would all
be painting my grandmothers or working in the yard...Stewart was
always there and my brother and I were a little like Hack Finn
in our ability to attract friends to these family work parties.
They always had fun though.
We would all listen to music really loud, tell jokes, order a couple of pizzas and pop and have fun. Work rarely seemed like work in those days.
We had a steady
stream of people from 9 am. to 5 pm. The part I enjoyed the most
was to see my mom rocking in her chair on her back porch signing
books, laughing, telling tales and reminiscing with those who
remembered the little town, way back when.
We all truly enjoyed meeting everyone, especially those who drove such great distances.
We had groups from Tennessee, Pennsylvania., and Maryland.all teachers. People were coming from all parts of the Midwest as well as Michigan.
One of the big bonuses
for our family was to meet members of our own family for the first
I meet over the inter net descendants of Sheldon Curtis ( of Pink And Say ).
What a treat to meet our 4th and 5th cousins...and to find out that we all live so close.
Steve and Stewart manned the Gaw arts center all day. An art show of local artists was upstairs and refreshments were offered downstairs.
At the end of a
long day, we had a small reception for the teachers and friends
who had traveled so far to join us. We wanted to thank them for
their support as well as talk to them about possible teacher's
retreats in our little town of Union City.
Fun was had by all...lots of laughter , friendships made...food and fun.
I truly enjoy functions
like these where I get to meet so many different people in a day.
So nice to meet good people out there.
Hopefully this will become an annual tradition.