At the last meeting the Mason Study Club was fortunate to hear storytelling by Mason’s famous storyteller, Rosemary Davis.
Rosemary started actively pursuing her storytelling in 1981 at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, where her husband served as curator. She is presently the President of the Tejas Storytelling Region.
Rosemary brought some of her favorite storybooks, such as ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving’ and told us that actually there was an earlier celebration than the pilgrim first Thanksgiving that we celebrate. It took place among Spanish explorers on the Rio Grande River close to El Paso. She discussed ways to involve your family in storytelling and discussed ways to collect family stories, recipes, etc. and write them down or tape them for enjoyment for future generations. Then, Rosemary treated us to a delightful story that brought tears to our eyes!
A collection was taken for the Mason Food Bank and plans were made for the Annual Christmas Party. The party will be at the home of Paul and Judy Branch on December 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Prior to the meeting, club members got in the holiday spirit with an ornament exchange, sack lunch and card-making session. The handmade photographic greeting cards, with local scenes around Mason County, make a great Christmas present! They are available at the library and the Chamber of Commerce and are reasonably priced at $2 each or four for 7.50. All proceeds benefit the Mason County Library.
Rosemary Davis shares a Thanksgiving story with the members of the Mason Study Club.