Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pottery, Cards and a Cemetery

I taught mom to throw pottery this weekend.  She did a couple pots and just trimmed them tonight.

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Jill and I took a Tim Holtz style class at Simple Pleasures today.  We created a two page layout, a card and a keychain.

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Mom and I visited Fairview Cemetery in Old Colorado City.  We were in search of the graves of several pioneers.  Although we did not find the graves of Blanche Burton or Laura Bell McDaniel, two early Colorado madams, we did find the grave of Amanda Robinson.  She was a runaway slave, who had to leave her mother behind.  She made her way west with a wagon train bound for New Mexico.  She married Charles Robinson and they moved to Colorado Springs.  Charles was a cook at Glen Eyrie until he opened his own bakery.  Amanda raised their 7 children and eventually located her mother, who was living in Illinois.

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