Sunday, June 13, 2010
Our Town's Birthday!!!
Our town is celebrating its 225th birthday on June 26!! Our local newspaper(the oldest continuously run, independently operated newspaper in the country)is celebrating by having a contest for the "Best Dressed House." We have started with a freshly planted antique bicycle basket to adorn the front door. The basket contains pink impatiens, a pink geranium, vinca vines and a lovely purple cascading flower whose name eludes me at the moment!! We bought three antiqued parade flags at Country Mischief(Where else ??)to finish off a Summertime patriotic look. We'll post more pictures as we continue to dress the house!!!
Sheila and I have been working with the historical subcommittee on walking tours of the historic uptown district and on cemetery reenactments of our town's famous personages. All the actors are fabulous and are busy memorizing their scripts, and working on their costumes. Sheila is putting last minute touches on her Miriam Kneeland costume. She is looking through our antique clothing collection to find just the right parasol and gloves.
Does anybody know how big a breath it takes to blow out 225 candles???