Something Old, Something New - 08/28/2014 Membership Meeting

It's funny, but you tend to forget a lot of things having to do with school as you get older. Sure, you remember the big football game or that first dance you took a date to. But, one of the things I certainly remember from my younger days is going to Old Salem back when I was in middle school.

Ragan Folan, the CEO of Old Salem. was our presenter this morning and that was one of the first questions she asked. "Have any of you ever been to Old Salem?" And of course, most of the people in the room raised their hands. Well, her next question was, "How many have been since that field trip in the fourth grade???" I'm ashamed to admit, I had to put my hand down.  

I think what I remember most about my trip to Old Salem in middle school was how great it smelled. The aroma of fresh baked bread seemed to be everywhere. And I remember there were lots of people wearing funny clothes and making things by hand. It certainly had an impression on me and now I want to go back! I've got a lot of places I want to visit after all the great presentations this year. The tunnel under the railroad tracks at UNC-G, the Greensboro Science Center and now the New Old Salem. For more information about Old Salem, visit their website here:

On a sad, but moving note, about twenty of our members met prior to the visitation for Sheila Barth on Wednesday evening. It really was a very emotional outpouring of support that made me even prouder to be a member of this great organization. When you don't know what to say, the best thing you can do is just be there.

I didn't know Kevin's wife Sheila personally, but from all the things I read about her, she was an amazing person. Let us all keep Kevin and his family in our prayers and continue to reach out to them with helping hands in this most difficult time. 

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend. I know I'm looking forward to it. Hope to see everyone next week! Anyone want to buy a raffle ticket?