Photo by Ken Giorlando
Our unit is so lucky because the military and civilian members work together as one. How could we pull them apart? Men bring their families to events, while some soldiers still receive the guidance of parental figures in the civilian camp. They defend us from harm while we shower them with cookies. Altogether a healthy relationship!
Get your smelling salts ladies!
Robert took digital tintypes of other members
Sara modeled one of my newest combs!
One of our younger members browsing through Who Wore What
My Fugawees became baby jail
On Sunday I attended a talk with my Jane Austen group at the University of Detroit Mercy given by Rev. Justin Kelly. He spoke of the many forms of grace in Austen's novels, specifically the sudden insight that reframes a character's opinion or sense of self. My favorite example was that of Lizzie Bennet, finally seeing the truth of Mr. Darcy's actions and her own behavior: "Till this moment I never knew myself."
The university campus is stunning; the room in which we shared tea could be my home! Styled in the art-deco design, religious symbols and distinct architecture made the room both cozy and inviting. I loved the historical paintings, along with the plush furniture. Tea and conversation made the day perfect!
My friend Sue also decided to join the Jane Austen society. She is a bit of an Austenite as well! We drove together to the campus as she is an alumni of the college. Sue even wore her pin!
This weekend certainly exhausted me. I'm ready for the next adventure!
Oh, and I met this guy...