Just as Yeast leavens the lump (causes the flour mixture to increase in size), to make bread, so do we hope that our efforts will help increase the "lump" of genealogical information for those who seek their ancestors. Not just collecting names, but rather preserving records of people whose descendants seek them.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
a celebration of Pioneer Day - Maine Style
The Yoga class on the boat dock at hallowell. All of them were so incredibly skinny that if the wind had been blowing they would all have ended up on the dock, flat on their backs.
One of the creative booths - no patterns used here.
Basket maker - very original work.
I loved this basket for hanging a plant in.
this hula hoop seller was featured in the newspaper a couple of weeks ago.
Nothing like a demo of your goods. this was a wooden duck on a stick that was a push toy for kids.
Many happy hours are written on these toe shoes in one of the store windows.
The US coast guard came to show their rescue boat. I almost dropped my Iphone in the Kennebec trying to take this picture.
McNaughtons log home.........out in the woods of Hallowell.
The covered wagon we dragged from activity to activity.
The sack race. Loads of fun for the kids to do.
The pioneers found their clothes frozen in the winter so these water soaked and frozen tee shirts were given to the kids to thaw out and then put them on to win a prize.
The Elders of our mission...........Morales, Hill and Markham.
Chimney rock was one of the featured stops on the covered wagon train trek. Elder Morales was the Chimney standing on a rock.
Cow pie toss at Chimney rock. these cow pies were made of extruded insulation foam and painted brown to resemble cow pies. These dry cow pies in pioneer times were used to burn in the campfires to cook their food.
A game of tug-o-war.
Even the family dog found something to eat under the food table.
German Chocolate Cake cow pies being attacked at the "cow pie eating contest" this is Elder Hill.
His mother will not recognize him. Elder Morales, below. He won the contest by eating two pies.