I am writing this late Friday Night. The Grandboys are coming to visit, bringing their parents and their dogs. They are going to put the pontoon in the water..I hope to go out on the lake on Sunday..God willing and if it doesn’t rain!
The Museum is having it’s annual fundraising dinner on Saturday night..when you read this it will all be over. After working all day and then going to work at the dinner my feet will be tired along with the smile lines in my face. I won’t be able to remember half the peoples names, but I will have smiled and made them all feel welcomed and special.
I am much better at organizational things than I am working directly with the public. Far Guy has been entertained with my impressions of some of the people I have encountered. Today an old lady stopped by and said that I should know about anything and everything in the Museum because the last curator did. Whoopee. I find that the men are much kinder than the women. Some of them are just old biddies. There I said it..I must smile at old biddies. I DID NOT ask her if she would like to become a volunteer. I think instead of looking for a little old lady, I am now going to look for a little old man to be a greeter.
I had some really nice visitors this week, my niece Katie stopped by, and Far Guys cousin Bonnie, both were impressed with the museum and said that they would be back. I met a Veteran who may be interested in adopting the War Room along with his friends, I am meeting with them next week to discuss the possibility. I visited with an elderly gentleman who used to be a surveyor who gave me information about some of the old surveyor tools. I had a Grandma and her second grade granddaughter who was so excited about her visit to the museum on a school tour that she just had to bring her Grandma. I talked with people from California and people from Oregon. Some did research and some just reminisced about what they remembered about Park Rapids with tears in their eyes.
So I will forget the comments from some old biddie with her panties in a knot and think of the all the people that were touched positively this week:)