Local history

Last evening we attended the annual picnic of “The Historical,” as we call it — the DeKalb County Genealogical and Historical Society — held this year at the Sycamore Historical Museum.  It was a small group, probably due to the stifling heat and oppressive humidity.  I brought Nutty Cole Slaw, which was unfortunate because someone else did, also.  Good thing we like it in this household … but not enough to eat it for lunch every day for a week!

My second choice was going to be a fruit salad — there were three others there, so I’m glad I didn’t make that!  I had thought about the Chewy Cocoa Brownies I’ve made for this picnic before, but I couldn’t bear to turn on the oven.  Those would have been a good choice, as there was only one other dessert!  Isn’t that illegal at a potluck?

Sycamore Historical MuseumOf course, it wasn’t about the food.  We had a very brief business meeting then had a little bit of time to visit the museum.  If there’s one thing I love about DeKalb County, it’s the commitment so many people have to local history.  This little museum — very new — has huge potential, thanks to the dedication of its volunteers.  I think their programs are genius.  They have a Junior Docent program that trains kids in grades 5-12 to give tours and tell the stories.  Frankly, when I was that age I was bored to tears with history (you know, the whole memorization of dates and names thing), but I can’t help but think that this kind of engagement is a fabulous thing.

The best part of the evening was the entertainment.  Lee Murdock is a folk musician from this area who sings “Great Lakes songs” of shipping and building and sailing.  Listening to his stories and music made me want to learn more — now that’s a teacher!

So in that spirit, at last I offer you this card:

Debra Burgin Songs of the Great Lakes

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2 Responses to Local history

  1. sue says:

    This is a great card and a great recipe. Not a set I might have chosen to buy but it is so striking the way you have used it, a person has to reconsider. I appreciate the fact that the center anchor and the ribbon are so nicely aligned! Ideal for a Father’s Day card, especially an old submarine guy.

  2. Dragonquilt says:

    Love it! I can’t wait for the new catty so I can place a big order including these awesome nauticals from the summer mini!!

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