I'm very happy to report that Olivia's Poppi (our daughter-in-law's father) is doing quite well. His tests after four chemotherapy treatments give us great hope that he may beat the dire prognosis after all. Here is Olivia crossing the bridge to the Faerie Door in the Enchanted Woods on one of her visits. . . .
~After an absence of two months the Take Joy Society got together for tea, melon, and apple cake. We shared what's been going on in our lives and planned what we want to do this year. Our theme is Travel where we'll share where we've been and what we learned on our travels. So, be sure to sign up to receive the e-mail notifications on Take Joy Society if you want to go along with us. . . .
~Our kids and their families, plus Olivia's Nani & Poppi, helped Ken celebrate his birthday on the 11th. I think I need to get a new "7" candle since it will be used a lot in the next decade. It's probably left over from when the kids were little. . . .
~The National Museum of the American Indian has been in Washington, D.C. for 12 years now, but this was the first time for me to see it! There was a special exhibit called "Maya Creativity and Cultural Milieu" as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Program. . . .
The participants were Guatemalan Maya. . . .
The weavers have their hand looms tied to the wooden structure in the center. . . .
The handcrafts are beautifully made. . . .
This bronze sculpture was striking in its size and composition. . . .
I enjoyed the introductory film shown in a small theater in the round. There were screens on the center "hut" on each side and one over head. . .
Their cafe was grand and open giving a "big sky" feeling. . . .
It featured various types of Native foods from the Americas. . . .
|I had the soup (on left) with corn bread|
~Ken made Paella and baked baguettes for our friends who came to visit from Valparaiso, Indiana. We have kept in touch through Christmas and anniversary cards for almost 50 years since we moved away, but have only gotten together a handful of times over the years. So we had a lot of catching up to do. . . .
|Note my new every-day dishes in the background|
We took them into Frederick to show them, as we like to do with all our guests, our Community Bridge and Carroll Creek Linear Park. The waterlily leaves are showing their autumn colors. . . .
~We had a lot going on during the month. I've only shown you a bit of it. I'm using these last rainy days in September to get caught up on my web journals. The rain has stopped for the moment and it's only 61° . Autumn is here! The rain has knocked some of the leaves off the trees, the Dogwood is full of its berries, and the Virginia Creeper on the lattice has started turning red. . . .
Gabriel is wondering why we haven't been going for our daily romp in the woods. After beginning the month with heat and humidity this is a welcomed change. How was your September?
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