Would you like to join me today? You can be my passenger on a trip to Columbia City, to a DAR meeting (Daughters of the American Revolution) at the Caples House Museum. The museum complex is one of Oregon State Society DAR museums. We leave Corbett and drive down the Columbia River towards downtown Portland - cross over the Marquam Bridge, over the Willamette River, and head West through Scappoose and St. Helens to the tiny town of Columbia City where are meeting will be today. The weather today was grey and rainy and cold. But I zoom along!To be eligible to join the DAR, all you have to do is prove your ancestral line back to someone who served in the Revolutionary War. Many patriots did a lot of other things than fight in the war. I actually have a female patriot who supported the soldiers. Many housed the soldiers, fed them, cared for them when they were hurt, etc. The society does a LOT of good work, supporting our military and many other great causes - supporting several schools across the country. My sister served as Regent for 2 years and I served as Regent for 2 years after her term. This is my older sister, Roberta, who is giving an "Indian Minute" - a short report about our local Native Americans.
The luncheon was prepared and served by one of the local DAR ladies, her daughter, her granddaughter and her mother!! Below is our adorable "server". :-)
Our hostess prepared our lunch of "Maloney's Corned Beef", Colcannon Potatoes with Kale and Green Onions, Baked Cabbage with Bacon, Carrot Medallions, Rolls and a dessert of Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce. Of course the theme of the day was St. Patrick's Day!
Our hostess, Terry Maloney, standing, with our Regent - Lorna, Treasurer - Sandy & Recording Sect'y - Judy.
Portland Chapter members enjoy lunch.
So many nice ladies!
Our little server brings us our dessert.
This one is a bit fuzzy!
This is the view of the Columbia River from the Knapp Center - part of the Museum Complex. It's 1 hour of driving from my house to here.
Dessert and the Shamrock centerpieces.
A gorgeous bouquet of Daffodils.. I can't wait until mine bloom!!
Our wonderful hostesses for the day. What a lovely family!
There is an old farm wagon on the property. And it's green!
The apple and pear orchard.. no flowers as yet!
Here is the front of the Caples House Museum.. it's all set up inside as it would have been when the Caples family lived there. More history can be found on the website. The small building in the center is a darling little gift shop - called the "Country Store". There is also a Children's Museum behind the house and it's full of vintage toys for boys and girls.
I took this shot at the park by the water. The river is swollen with rain.
And then I raced along back upriver and then to Gresham for my 1 hour of swimming. I am pretty darn tired! Thanks for visiting with me... ((hugs)), Teresa :-)