|One of two cannons used for the celebration|
With September almost over, there is a noticeable difference in our outside temperatures. Saturday was a perfect day to be celebrating "Texas Heroes Day". The event took place at Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery, a Texas State Historic site. You may remember me writing about "Brewery on the Bluff
|Some of the Re-enactors dressed in period clothing|
Yesterday's event specially commemorates the men of the Dawson Massacre of 1842, and the Mier Expedition, 1843.
|The Texas Heroes Buried at Monument Hill|
The 48 foot shellcrete monument, erected by the Texas Centennial Commission, was dedicated in 1936.
More period styles.....look at all those ruffles to iron !
A local basket maker was there demonstrating her craft.
Two ladies had their spinning wheels working, turning wool into yarn. If you click on the photo, you will notice she is operating the wheel barefoot. I found it mesmerizing to watch her spin and pull on the ball of wool, while making the yarn.
The entire event was free, including a recipe for home-made noodles. A woman, from our community, was rolling out the dough and cutting fine strips for noodles......no Pasta Maker here, just old fashion hand techniques.
No celebration is complete without music. The Monument Hill Singers led in The National Anthem and the Texas State song, Texas Our Texas.
Other members of the community brought there dulcimers for our entertainment.
As I walked around enjoying all the events, it made me realizes how much work goes into organizing an event like this. So many people gave freely of their time, that we might remember our history and enjoy a day together.