It's a lovely morning but is supposed to be hot later in the day. There is a feeling of fall in the air and the nights get real cool. Summer has been so short. I guess that's because both of us have been so busy.
The Quilt Show is going strong now and people keep coming. The Sunday opening was really very nice and the guard counted 625 people who came in but she may have missed a few.
Everyone seemed to think it was a beautiful display of quilts and it was an exciting day. There is a little patio-like vestibule on the side of the big gallery so we set up a tea table there with potted plants all around so it was like a little garden. The girls used a patchwork quilt top for the tablecloth and served lemonade & cookies to all that crowd.
The hostesses at the table wore long dresses but I just wore a shirtwaist dress. I haven't been to the Gallery every day but go about every other day. The quilt in the frame isn't being quilted very fast. People want to quilt a tiny bit or try their hand at it but don't do much at a time.
I've actually had time to do a little work at home this week--finished the dress I'd worked on so long. We've worked in the yard a little bit too--adding top soil to some of the low spots but the yard looks pretty good after being messed up so much where the men worked on the tiling. I think the basement is finally waterproofed. At least, we haven't had any signs of water since they added more dirt around the foundation.
When we have time we're going to look for floor covering and get the basement cleaned up again. We may just get tile again instead of carpeting.
He called yesterday and talked quite a while. Bobby is crawling and Bob says he goes like a streak of lightning from one end of their apartment to the other. Pat took everything off bottom shelves everywhere and put the toys there. Bob says when he gets home every toy is off the shelves. Bobby stands up in the walker too, but doesn't try to walk. He likes to sit in the playpen while they eat breakfast and peek thru the sides at them.
Pat was offered a teaching job but decided she couldn't leave Bobby that long every day. It would have been from 8:00 - 12:30 every day and I'm sure glad she turned it down. It was very tempting, I know, but she enjoys that baby so much and we're so glad she decided against the job.
Ann was 26 on Tuesday and that doesn't seem possible. We haven't heard from her this week but I know they must be terribly busy if they really leave Columbia in about two weeks. She hasn't told us exactly when they will be here.
Mildred Dowell wrote and wanted to come in October but I told her to come late September or early November if they can because we hope to take some sort of vacation in Oct. as soon as the Quilt Show is over. We may go to New England and stop to see the kids on the way home. We just don't know yet.
The crew at the art gallery sent me a beautiful potted palm tree this week. I was completely surprised but very pleased, of course. We have all worked together on this show.
I must get dressed. B just left for the office and I haven't done anything but this letter."
NOTE: If you missed the Quilt Show yesterday, you can see it here:
And if you'd like, listen to Reagan's remarks at the Republican National Convention, Aug. 19, 1976.