Excitement reigned at the Pedee Women’s Club at the sight of so many quilts that came in for the club’s inaugural quilt show this Friday and Saturday at the clubhouse. There must have been 75 quilts stacked on the tables to be labeled and classified. Some of the quilts will be for sale, too. There will also be a “country store” with items for sale. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this weekend.

New club member (and old neighbor) Alvina Wright and her husband George brought his son Lee and wife to the club’s potluck last week. They are visiting from Tokyo, Japan. Lee had been an exchange student to Japan when he was in college, fell in love with this beautiful Japanese girl, and, to make a long story short, stayed on in Tokyo, where both teach.

I caught up with Kings Valley Charter School freshman Dawntae Bault on his Polk County Fair entries. He had entered an angel food cake in the open class division and got a blue ribbon. As you may know, angel food cakes are tricky to make, so that was quite an accomplishment. He also entered his goat in the 4-H division and received a blue ribbon in showmanship, plus a blue with it and her baby in the dam and daughter class. He and his horse Trigger got a blue ribbon for their clever costume, Dawntae in a Hawaiian shirt and the horse in a hula skirt.

Steve and Audrey Cameron have had a wonderful summer with kids and grandkids coming for visits to the farm. In August, they camped out with daughter, Stephanie, Stephen and Ana at the annual family reunion at Coffinbury Lake on the North Coast. Grandson Noah and granddaughter Ana had a number of exhibits at the Polk County Fair, which Grandpa and Grandma Cameron enjoyed seeing. And then Audrey had a great time at her “sisters’ retreat” with her four big sisters at Lincoln City in late August.

Now canning season is here and it is back to work to take care of all the fruit and vegetables getting ripe on the farm.

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