Sunday we had dinner at a retreat center not far from here, by Lake Placid. It was a beautiful day.
And today, Saturday, sixteen of us visited the Indiana State Museum's Titanic Artifact Exhibition.
As we entered we were given a boarding pass with passenger information. Mine was for Emily, wife of Arthur Ryerson, from Haverford, PA, 48 years old, traveling with her husband, two daughters (21 and 18) and a younger son. The family had traveled to Europe to find suitable European husbands for the older girls. Shortly after arriving in Europe, they received the horrible news that one of their sons had been killed in an automobile accident. The family was hurrying back on the first ship available in order to attend the funeral on April 19, 1912. The director of the ship line, Bruce Ismay, personally greeted the Ryerson's as they boarded. He also made an extra stateroom available to them as well as an additional servant. Mrs. Ryerson was so devastated that she remained in her cabin for much of the journey.
At the end of the tour we could search the wall with the list of passengers according to their class for the names of the survivors and of those who perished.
My person, the sorrowing mother, survived, but I did not find her husband. Many such sad stories...a moving experience.
The Imax presentation dealt more with the recovery of the 5,500 artifacts from the depths of the ocean, an amazing scientific feat.
Tuesday evening was Skye's last football game of the season. Finally I got some shots of him exiting the field, always a proud moment.
Wednesday, an unusual and exciting event--the opening of the mile and a half trail that connects the Cardinal Greenway and the Sweetser Switch Trail. Mitch Daniels, our governor, who has strongly promoted the statewide rails to trails network, makes it a priority to attend each ceremony. I have many photos, but my favorite is of the governor talking to the fourth graders present. One hundred and twenty walked the trail from their school a mile or so away.
Both Thursday and Friday I was privileged to spend time with the two younger grandsons.
Zion is 11 months old today.
Friday afternoon when I was out walking I saw members of the Garden Club cleaning up and decorating the town for the Fall Festival next week.
Amid the fun and exciting moments are many mundane activities and ordinary minutes, hours, days.