Last night, I had a lot of fun.
Here are some of my classmates from Ward High, Class of
Janet and Joe....
Joe and his wife, Cheryl, drove all the way from Ohio!
This was an interim get together, as longtime readers will
remember that we had a large reunion for our 45th last year.
This smaller group met at a local bar in Kansas City, Kansas,
where we all lived growing up (Breits Stein and Deli, highly recommended).
It WAS COLD.
Janet was freezing!
There was lots of good food... lots.
And the guys still know how to put it away.
That's Senior Class President Bill Russell... do you know when you are senior class
president you get to work on the reunion committee for the Rest of your LIFE?????
It was truly a blast from the past....
and thanks to Keith for patiently waiting to watch the Royals inside, as I visited with friends.
And this morning was the first of the holiday craft shows,
held at my little grands, Paiton and Jax's, elementary school
This beautiful quilt, made by the quilter's guild at the Grinter Farm State Historical Site, was up for raffle.
I bought six chances... isn't it gorgeous?
The Grinter Farm is run by the state, but only open on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They are trying to raise attendance so
that this beautiful farmsite with historical meaning for Wyandotte County
can stay open. In November will begin a series of Saturday afternoon
historical talks that will be accompanied by dinners cooked on the
cookstove... I'm going to go to the first one.
There were beautiful wreaths, 20.00 apiece... some 25.00... half as much as
Cardmakers... more about this in a minute...
These beautiful candles were out of today's budget... but they were
so unique. They are a project by Special Education students at Manhattan High School...
the candles are made of agate, granite, slate and limestone.
The wick does not burn, only the oil.
A tiny funnel comes with the candle, so it can be refilled.
The kids learn how to handle money, order supplies, do their own banking, and make
the items. They split the profits at the end of the school year.
I listened to a very good presentation by a young lady who was
there with her teacher.
This particular piece is full of fossils! Can you see them?
Truly a unique gift for the home, and bravo to the Manhattan School District.
Anyone interested in these beautiful pieces can contact ConnH@usd383.org for more
information, and I understand they are also sold at several locations in Manhattan.
Here is one of the beautiful cards I bought.
And here is another... I wonder why I was attracted to that???
I bought a few cards to use as templates, I admit it! I want to try to
make some of my own, heavens knows I have enough of a scrapbooking stash here.
These little guys are going into Christmas boxes for friends.
There was something for everyone there, but as I said... it was only
the first of the craft shows. Next month brings a huge one... and
the 6th of December there is another one in this particular school district, at the
Time to get our crafts on!!!!!
(And my Christmas stash is growing!)