Daily Reflections From My Window

August 24, 2021 Tuesday Weaving and A Day for a Visit.

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“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

George Washington

Those founding fathers knew what they were talking about. What is happening to our country? I was trying to find a quote this morning and no matter what I entered, it came up with nothing at all like what I was searching. Was my freedom of speech being limited? Blocked? Then I reframed the query and came up with this. God must have wanted me to find this quote instead of what I was originally looking for. I think I was supposed to find it. We were just in Richmond, Va. this weekend and were amazed that the statue to George Washington was still standing. Many other statues apparently were removed. I’ve done a post about that in the past so I won’t go there and repeat myself.We were at a beautiful wedding of the daughter of one of Jay’s fraternity brothers from W&L. It was lovely. I’m not sure if they were already married and just having the marriage consecrated before a minister, because it was not in a church but the service was at the reception venue with a minister. Here is the beautiful couple. Photo by Mackenzie Kern. It was black tie or white dinner jacket requested. Jay pulled out his black tie and always looks pretty good when he gets all snazzed up.

Here he is with Bev, the father of the Bride.

This photo cracks me up. They weren’t praying, but were comparing shoes. Leila Lou, I had to share. This was 4 of the 5 Baldwins. Their kids are friends with the Bride and her sister. It was a wonderful day and balmy evening. From Lexington, the band was fun and got everyone dancing. We loved the traditional food and had to try it all.

These were just the appetizers. More stations followed but I was too busy eating to take pictures. Even the moon put on a show. I loved how they exited with the help of white rose petals!

The next day, they treated us to a brunch and the bride and groom were there. Here’s Louise, the stunning Mother of the Bride. She made everything look effortless, like a real Southern hostess. Again with the Bride Louisa, and Jay and Bev.Here I am with Louise, in my navy Sierra Tank Dress. It really was all I had, next to my dress for the wedding. Sure makes packing easy.So, today will be a little different. We’re headed to Pittsburgh for our friend John’s viewing. Tomorrow is the funeral service. Here’s his Obituary if you’d like details.

Both Jay and I have a full day of work before we go, since I’m preparing for a show on Sunday. I know that John would appreciate that.

Here’s what I’m working on today after livestock care. It will be a pillow made out of the corespun yarn on one side. The other is upholstery fabric. I think I may make a few of these in different sizes and shapes. I like it so far and I love to weave. I’ll show you the end result when it’s finished. I’m sorry that this post is so stilted. It’s a hard one to write. I feel like I’m not giving justice to any of the topics I’m touching upon. In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!