The internet has been kind and given me friends across this nation and allowed me to keep up with others I’ve met in my past. It’s a blessing to have that ability, especially when I think of those pioneer women who left their families behind to travel west, knowing they’d probably never see or maybe even hear from them again. Talk about grit and grace.
So, yes, let’s talk Grit and Grace… Prairie Wife in Heels, aka Cathy Holman, uses “leading a life full of grit and grace” as her tagline. She came to kick off National Library Week at the Friends of the Ten Sleep Library’s “A Spot of Tea” event. The Library Week theme is “There’s More to the Story” and Cathy hit that nail on the head with her presentation.
There are fantastic women everywhere, with stories we would love to hear. Cathy showed how the simplest things, a shopping list, two sentences in a diary, even photographs of a wood stove and rocking chair, give us an insight into those women’s lives. We must tell our stories from today… in 75 or 100 years, other women will want that insight into our lives.
Even if it’s a simple gathering of friends…
Or a recipe or two…
or even a funny story!
Get those stories out there, ladies! A few sentences, a photo, a poem, a lovely note… You don’t know how precious those might become!
The tea party was a success… delicious desserts, great tea, laughter, a couple of tears… then, with a change of clothes, I began a couple hours of touring Cathy around *my country*. We had a great time… and even saw plenty of elk! I haven’t seen any ALL WINTER, then we saw them in three spots!
I’m pretty sure Cathy will be back and it won’t just be an online friendship anymore… and between the two of us, we have a few more stories to tell!Find me here!