Monday, June 18, 2007

NOW I CAN RELAX


Whew, we are feeling the heat here in Virginia! (See my Weather Pixie!) But that is what summer is all about, right? Besides, I am sitting here in my air conditioned home. I only feel the heat when I want to. Yes, I am back from Minnesota. Had a nice trip. Granddaughter #1 graduated from high school--that was the main event. We had a party for her the next day with lots of relatives, friends and neighbors. It was lots of fun to see everyone.





Does the above picture look a little strange? Let me explain. We bought three yards of clear plastic sheeting at Walmart and placed it on the table. Then we took all kinds of snapshots of GD #1 and slid them under the plastic. She was the Belle of the Ball, after all. It was great. People could sit at the table and eat and look at the pictures. If we had scrapbooked all those photos we couldn't have done this! But we were lucky--they were all loose in a box. (OK, I am being facetious.) Everyone loved looking at all the pictures of her growing up. Many pictures also had friends and relatives in them, so that was fun too. (Wow, was I young when she was born!)
I also read a fabulous book that my friend gave me before I left home.
This book, Dark Enough To See The Stars Under a Jamestown Sky, is based on the original Jamestown settlement and was written by a descendant of one of the families. It is written from the woman's perspective, which made it very interesting, since it touched on the concerns and contributions of the women. It was not only illuminating, but touching. I have yet to visit Jamestown, but now when I go I will feel a kinship to the women who actually lived there. We hear so little about them, but their sacrifices serve us all. I was afraid that the story would be too dismal, but the character and goodness of the primary woman in the book was so uplifting. Books like this feed my soul!



7 comments:

pat said...

Welcome back!! I feel soooooooo old...I can't believe she is old enough to graduate. Where did the time go?

Mary said...

What a great idea for the photos. We're going to a graduation party this weekend in Ft. Lauderdale for my niece - talk about hot! One of the reasons we left S. Florida was the heat but coming all the way to Minnesota wasn't in the plan!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Great idea for pictures at events such as this! Your granddaughter is precious... Thanks for the book recommnedation, too. It's hot here as well... whew! Hot and dry :(

Angie said...

Hey Patches! You were missed, my friend! :) Glad you had a good time while you were away. The photo/table idea is an EXCELLENT idea!! Must tuck that one in the back of my mind for future use. :) It's been in the 90s here for what seems like forever, and no relief in sight. Grass is dead, farmers' pastures are dead, farmers' watering holes are drying up...it's really getting serious here in TN. Least amount of rainfall from Jan. thru May in the last 118 years. :(

Susan said...

Great idea with the photos under the plastic! How kewl! Thanks for the book recommend. I'll look for it at the library.

anne bebbington said...

Just love that idea with the photos under the glass - how lucky no-one stuck them into albums (tongue very firmly in my cheek here)

Norma said...

I love the idea of putting the collection of pictures under the plastic. This idea could be used for any sort of celebration--anniversary, birthday, etc. Very creative!