Thursday, August 29, 2013
She’s happy; we’re happy
Most who know me know I’m an emotional guy. Tears are just a part of my being.
I did my best to fight them back Wednesday afternoon of last week. I don’t think they were visible, but they were definitely there.
As Pam and I waited in the airport terminal at Little Rock, Ark., with daughter Emma, before she went back to the boarding area an hour before her flight to Dallas, Texas, I started reminiscing.
Close to Nowhere
Fashion in the “old” days
I’m making a Pilgrimage dress and am having a blast with it. The only problem has been the hoop skirt.
I bet you didn’t realize that really big hoop skirts were hard to come by, did you?
I’ve always loved making things like Pilgrimage dresses and christening gowns. Martha Pullen, with “Sew Beautiful” magazine, has a gazillion gorgeous christening gown patterns, children’s heirloom things, and lace by the tons! I am a Martha Pullen groupie! Appropriately enough, a Martha Pullen seminar is where I met and fell in love with quilting. One of these days, I’m gonna make myself an heirloom quilt -- because I certainly can’t see myself wearing those clothes.
At 55, my faith is stronger than I could have imagined
I recently turned 55 – time for my annual column of personal retrospection.
Birthdays are no longer a big deal. They are a rather minor annoyance from my daily routine as my close friends and family feel obligated to call me up and wish me “Happy Birthday.”
Letter to the Editor
‘A tangled web’
This letter is in support of last week’s letter from Marie McClatchy stating that the national, state and local Audubon board and directors misrepresented the reason for replacing Walter (Bubba) Hubbard as director of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center.
Perhaps the deception was thought to be easily maneuvered by those “in charge;” however, the removal of Bubba, and then the replacement of him by the former director speaks volumes to those that truly care about our community.
To quote Frances Buchanan from the meeting at Walter Place, “Why fix something that isn’t broken?” Please know that those of us who supported Bubba and all of his hard work at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center are deeply hurt and resentful of this charade.
Because of this “tangled web,” two dear friends moved from Holly Springs, the First United Methodist Church lost two faithful members, and the town of Holly Springs suffered yet another loss of energetic, positive and supportive citizens.
As a multiple generation, lifelong resident, and distant relative and friend of Margaret/Ruth’s, may I please say that all this drama is not what was intended by these two generous and lovely ladies who supported all things found in nature, their church, and the town.
Your friend in Holly Springs
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