Another beautiful weekend; summer’s last hurrah. Today was the last day of the Shaker Woods Festival in Columbiana, Ohio, and the girls and I were there. Linda did not expect to be busy; the last day of a three weekend show typically is not overwhelming, and she intended to put a new warp on her loom to be ready to work next week. This job is rather mindless and someone to chat with is welcome.
We got there about eleven. Emily and Laura have been on these grounds before, and were gone before we said Goodbye. Of course I was looking around for a topic. I’ve written about Linda’s Farewell Tour already. Her Betsy Ross flag is interesting, but not beyond four or five words.
Then the painted kids began coming down our path. There were face painters extraordinaire on duty today!
I asked a parent for this picture before Spider Man was completely aware.
Spider Man called me back to demonstrate his web casting technique.
This young man was a great cat impersonator.
Then he smiled and he needs his two front teeth for Christmas.
There was a butterfly.
There was a snake.
There was another cat.
But wait, Mom. She has a tattoo to show off, too.
Laura and Emily came back. Laura has something awesome on her face.
Emily went for the understatement. A clef for her place in the band.
And another sister duo piece de resistance. Little girls with curls with curls.
My own sister duo showed up about half an hour before the show closed for another year. I would have snapped a picture of each of them asleep on the way home, but I was driving the car.