Here is the link to this week's column. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
There are always stories.
|Outside my balcony|
This has been one of the most beautiful springs I can ever remember. It came on slow and steady letting the sap run for day from the maple trees and the glorious arrival of color on the landscape.
Day by day we here in the Midwest have watched the progression from late winter to mid-spring with hushed reverence. It is almost as if you can hear the ground waking up.
My crab apple trees are spectacular this spring. This is just one of the two outside my balcony window. I also have a deep red one in the backyard. When I first moved in they were so small, but now have grown tall and lush and block out most of the view of my neighbors. It is almost like living in a forest or a nursery.
Hope your spring is as lovely as mine.
|Mrs. Louisa Hendry spins a yard on a lovely Friday afternoon.|
Photo courtesy of Carnegie Angola Library.
Friday afternoon was the culmination of weeks, or maybe months, of research and rehearsals. This project was a labor of love for me as I was able to delve more deeply into the life of Louisa Gale Hendry and the history of my town.
It actually was my idea months ago to do this project. There were moments I thought to myself...what have I done? Especially as this show came back to back to back with The Baptist Girls' Guide and finals at Trine. But somehow two of the three have been accomplished.
When I was finished with the show I was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a rousing applause...more than once. Most of my audience followed out into the square for our evening Architectural Walk.
Please enjoy this week's column about this project. Just click on the above link. As always, thank you for reading.
|Photo by Lexie Bowen.|
The library was full for the performance on Louisa Gale Hendry. Thank you all so much for coming. I loved coming down the staircase to the harp music! I also loved sharing her life and the history of the town I live in.
Following the performance an Architectural Tour was given by the Historic Preservation Commission. The tour began at 8:00, and I was delighted that we had over 50 folks show up. It was a spectacular night with a near full moon and lovely stories to tell.
Lexie Bowen was on the tour with her parents and sent me several photos. Here is one of my favorites. Sometimes everything is just right, and last night was one of those evenings.