Well today was our picnic! We met at a little museum in High Point, called the High Point Museum, which we will for certain be returning to. There are several restored buildings from various years of the 19th century, as well as pretty fences and steps, and last but not least,a museum building. This place was fantastic!!!!! And if you live near High Point, go there! It's even free!
When we first arrived, the sky was dark, the air was humid, and there was a fairly strong wind. A storm was brewing. We were able to snap a few pictures, before we had to go inside because of the downpour. It rained, like the whole time. But- the nice older ladies working the museum were OVERJOYED to see us! :D They thought our picnic was absolutely fabulous, and offered us the lecture hall to use for our dinner. We put the picnic blankets over the plastic tables and set our dishes out for tea. :) It was really sweet!
After we ate, we sat in chairs and listened to Ruth and Abe (Bascha's brother) play classical guitar, and then we sang together. First we sang "Just Before the Battle Mother", and "Goober Peas", and then we moved on to hymns such as "Fairest Lord Jesus", "Come Thou Fount", "In the Garden", and "Be Thou My Vision." Even though we all ended up singing soprano (Bascha is the only real soprano! :D), we had such a good time.
The only serious incident was when Ann Marie came down with a migraine. Ruth's mom ended up running out to a drug store to get medication for her, and she was quite sick for a while. :(. Other things to mention was eating too much in a corset (Ruth and I both had to go into the bathroom and get loosened up! :P,and that I wore my drawers inside out the whole day.
It is going to take everything in me not to post 198 pictures in one post, but I won't. This is Part I of our picnic pictures :). I'll post some more tomorrow, and if needed, some on Sunday!
|Caroline and Ann Marie|
|Ruth and Andrew|
|Ruth looking lovely in her very lovely wool dress|
|a close up of the embroidery on Ann Marie's (actually Care's) shirt. We found this hand sewn hand embroidered blouse at the VV. :D|
|Caroline being sweet|
|I love this picture.|
|forgive any blurring in the pictures, the light wasn't quite right so we were trying to turn off the flash, which then didn't focus as well. :(.|
|me and Andrew :D|
|me and Ruth fixing our skirts. I do indeed need garters for my stockings. They were a nuisance.|
|Me and Ruth|
|Bascha's wool hat|