Thursday, May 21, 2009
Howard Steamboat Museum Chautauqua Festival
Last weekend was the annual Chautauqua festival at the Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville, IN. This year was extra special because it marked the 10th anniversary of the date that Tim and I met on those very grounds. May 15th was the actual date which fell on a beautiful Saturday 10 years ago. Little did I know as I approached a booth filled with historical documentaries (and the one on Stan Hywet Hall that really caught my attention and pulled me over) that I was actually meeting my husband to be. After talking to Tim for almost 45 minutes, we exchanged email addresses as he promised to look for a Marx Jellystone Park playset for my then business partner who had one as a child. Little did I know until a few months later that he had written "damkute" on the postcard with my name and email address! Apparently, I had caught his attentiont too! Fate played a hand that day for sure and I am forever grateful!
So back to this year's event....it turned out to be a wonderful weekend after an initial forecast of rain. It was even cold on Sunday and we had to bundle up in sweaters and sweatshirts! Tim sold tons of DVDs and videos over the weekend especially with the opening of the new Fontaine Ferry Park exhibit. The little antique section in the carriage house was fun and I purchased some old valentines. President Lincoln and his wife were strolling around. The music was enjoyable as usual, the food pretty tasty and the weekend all together a nice way to celebrate our 10 year anniversary (of meeting!).