|One of two cannons used for the celebration|
|Some of the Re-enactors dressed in period clothing|
|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.
Sounds great Meggie, its good to learn about our history at such events isnt it?ReplyDelete
Being an history buff, I love seeing your photos and learning about your area. Little things, like basket making, tells a story. Beautiful photography as usual, XOXOReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures from the old time.ReplyDelete
You mentioned ironing all the ruffles on the gingham dress--and they didn't even have electric steam irons! It's nice that you recognize all the hard work that volunteers do in producing those events. I was always oblivious myself until I got involved!ReplyDelete
Quite interesting, Meggie. I always enjoy the crafts section. Great photos.ReplyDelete
Oh my boys loved this......ReplyDelete
Very interesting! We're looking forward to exploring Texas and it's history more now that we're retired. My gggg-grandmother was an Alamo widow.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a lovely day. JxReplyDelete
Those dresses are divine, though I am happy I am not the one doing the ironing. Looks like a lovely day. Maybe this winter I will try my hand at spinning...ReplyDelete