13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
June 20, 2010
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
Summer season has officially started in Lipscomb. The crowds turned out for the museum reception for our featured artist, Denise Carter. Everyone enjoyed her art and her fellowship. We had visitors from Amarillo and points west, east, south, and north. If numbers indicate anything, we are in for a busy summer. We have close to 80 people come through the museum who signed in. There is always some that don't remember to sign their names.
The Ladies from Follett furnished the cookies and of course the ladies of the Core Team (Dorothy, Lovella, Georgia, Fern, and Ann). Mildred furnished her traditional red punch and we almost ran out. A good thing.
We journeyed to Spearman for their stamp cancelation and then toured Hwy 207 to Post for the Texas Plains Trail strategic planning meeting. The Panhandle and Plains Region is beautiful with green grass, red,white, and black soil mixed with wildflowers of every color in bloom. Our canyons are great and full of life. Take drives and enjoy our scenery. Its free and majestic.
My computer died two weeks ago and could not be fixed so I now have a new hard drive with the windows 7 operating system so I have to reinstall some of my programs so if you have requested something I will try to recreate but I am afraid I have lost a lot. Thanks to old habits, we still keep paper copies of minutes, letters, etc. We should be back to normal in a couple of weeks.
We are venturing to Borger this week for our NWTMA (North West Texas Museum Association ) quarterly meeting and will stay for their annual reactment of the Adobe Walls Battles. So I will have a lot to talk about next week.
Sunday was Father's Day and we tried to appreciate our local Dad's. Hope you thought of your Dad in memory or in person, phone, letter,etc. There is some controversy over the start of Father's Day. Some believe it started with a church service in West Virginia in 1908. Others say the first ceremony was held in Vancouver, Washington.
The strongest promoter of the holiday was Mrs. Bruce John Dodd of Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Dodd felt that she had an outstanding father. He was a veteran of the Civil War. His wife had died young, and he had raised six children without their mother.
In 1909, Mrs. Dodd approached her own minister and others in Spokane about having a church service dedicated to fathers on June 5, her father's birthday. That date was too soon for her minister to prepare the service, so he spoke a few weeks later on June 19th. From then on, the state of Washington celebrated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.
Calvin Coolidge made it national event in 1924 to "establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations."
A nice way to start the summer. Thanks, Dads.
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