"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Goethe

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Carnegie Art Center

Friday, after a check-up at the dentist, I decided, since I was out, I should go by the Carnegie Art Center in downtown Leavenworth to see if I could volunteer.  I've been thinking about doing that for awhile, but it just seemed like it was the perfect time to run down there.  When I arrived, I discovered that they were busy getting ready for their biggest event of the year, the student art show.  If I could come back later that afternoon, they could use the help.  I showed up at about 4:15 pm and got assigned the food table.  I should have worn my tennis shoes, because I was "running" that table, and it was fun.  Not only was I trying to keep cookies and pizza on the table, but I had to do several runs to Dominoes to pick up fresh orders.  I think delivery is a good idea next year.  The best part was that many of "my" Primary children were in the art show, and I got to see them and talk to them about their work.  (I'm the Primary Children's Chorister at church.)  Being there reminded me that this kind of thing is completely off my radar screen since my children are gone.  I got a flashback to 1994, when Matthew won the PTA Reflections contest with his photo collage of people doing good deeds.  Just last year I was going to the school band, chorus and string concerts all in one week because Meredith participated in all three.  I was a little bit sad, but the very next day Meredith came home for spring break and showed me youtube videos, helped me go shopping and told me about the book she is reading about Queen Victoria.  So, everything is ok.


  1. I have loved seeing your art. I especially love the figs you did for Meredith. I love Queen Victoria, which book is Meredith reading?

    1. Kristin,
      Now you are making me homesick. I was thinking about you just today and wondering how much your little ones must have grown. Thanks for your compliment. It makes me feel good. Meredith is reading Queen Victoria A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert. Have you ever seen the BBC's, Victoria and Albert? It is very good. There is one make-out scene among courtiers that is a bit much, but it serves to show what an upright man Albert is.