Wherever I perform my shows, I always tell audiences "My heritage is your heritage or the heritage of your parents, grandparents, or great grandparents."
Well, my statement was never more true for an audience than it was on Friday morning, November 19, 2010, when I had the distinct privilege of performing at Lakeville Senior Center, located in downtown Lakeville, which is only about 5 miles east of the farm where I grew up, the farm that is the reference for my two series of children's books written for adults.
A few minutes before my show is scheduled to begin, Linda Walter, Senior Center Coordinator, snaps a photo as I stop at some tables to visit with audience members while they eat pumpkin cake.
The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, is not just Fords. It's a display of the metamorphosis of machines and utensils for the home, the fields, and the roads. The displays and the gift shops are constantly being updated to include more of the history of mankind's fascination with machines and utensils.
Nancy sets the timer and then rushes in to get in on the picture at the entrance to the Henry Ford Museum.