Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all. Leave a comment telling me about your Valentine's Day.

I made sure the coffee was brewed by the time my Valentine got up. My Valentine made plans for us to go into Austin for a movie and dinner. I had an invitation to a Valentine's Day Tea at the Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead Historical Museum from 12 noon to 1 PM. I was asked to docent at the museum. I have been wanting to get involved but never quite got around to making a call to volunteer. The tea gave me the opportunity to do just that.

I need to brush up on the history surrounding Dr. Pound and his family; but if I remember correctly, it was not unusual for Mrs. Pound to look out her window to see a small band of Comanches or Kiowas watering at their well. The local Indians knew that Dr. Pound was a "healer," so the Pound family was considered a friend and were to be left unharmed during the raids in the surrounding area.

I have a great fondness for history. I get chills walking into historical buildings and churches because I imagine all the people who came before me. In fact, I like to roam around the Dripping Springs cemetery reading old headstones, imagining who these people were, what they were like, and how they lived. I'll post some photos of a few headstones in another blog entry.

Until next time, God bless.

1 comment:

Mary-Austin said...

Happy Valentine's Day!