After making our way around the buffet line, we spread out – some in the kitchen, some in another area of the house.
Over a delicious lunch we discussed public and personal topics as well as scales, the museum, and donated collections. We gave a well-deserved "Thank You" to those who have given so much of their time to transporting collections and to setting them up for the museum.
I even brought a platform scale that had come apart when I moved it from one place to another. Try as I might, I could not put it back together – like Humpty Dumpty! Since I knew some very knowledgeable people would be at the meeting, I thought this would be a great opportunity to get it fixed.
Alas! I was told that there was probably a part missing, and the scale could not be repaired that day. So, home with me came my still-broken scale, a work in progress for another time. Thanks to the people who tried to help.
It is a long time from May to May between conventions. Therefore, these interim get-togethers are really special times for those who attend.
– Arline Jacobson