Well, in another first, Tall Guy and I took a day off during the girls' Fall Break to take a trip to the BIG TOWN, Indianapolis. Tall Guy is NOT a fan of urban sprawl, and it's a bit of a chore to coax him off the farm to share space with thousands of people, even if on this trip those thousands included a gazillion "blue coats" as Indianapolis hosted the National FFA Convention this weekend. We saw them at the zoo and all over the area of downtown we were in as we visited the Indiana State Museum. Sorry, Jane, but the Eiteljorg will have to wait for another day. So much to do....so little time!
I will share some pictures from this adventure in the days to come,, but I want to start off with a bit of an oddity:
Isn't this a kind of pretty piece of art? It's from our Victorian past, and I can see there is definitely artistry and talent involved here. I am reminding of the lace making and tatting we saw a few weeks back at The Feast of the Hunters' Moon. Then I found myself just a bit creeped out when I read the card that decribed what I was looking at:
This kind of art has totally escaped my radar all my..... well......many years on earth, and I am the daughter of a history teacher?!?!?!? Have you heard of such a way to honor the dead? Do you have something like this in the family heirloom drawer? I would say in honor of Halloween, it's time to get such antiquities out for public display!