Eighteen ladies attended the February ladies outing at Jackson County Genealogy Library. One of the programs offered at the library is their wonderful Quilt & Genealogy Talks. They offer these talks on the fourth Tuesday each month. Planner Bonnie Scriba was able to arrange a special quilt talk for our outing. Anne Billeter gave the presentation of "Maryum's Yellow Rose, The McKee Family Story". The family came across the Oregon Trail, bringing cuttings of Maryum's favorite yellow rose bush with them. That rose bush is still living in the Logtown Cemetery in Ruch. Maryum Bowen McKee had 14 children. Note the 14 roses in the center of the quilt. The quilt tells their story very vividly and with great detail. The quilt was designed by Maryum's great grand-daughter, Evelyn Byrne Williams. What really enhances the talk is the expanded genealogy research done on the family. We all really enjoyed this presentation. We had lunch at Luna Mexican Cafe afterwards. The meal was fantastic.
Thank you to Bonnie for planning this terrific outing. Thank you also to our volunteer drivers; we really appreciate you!
Ladies Outings Chair