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Martha Washington Questers No. 1032

Jane Fehr was hostess to 11 members of Martha Washington Questers on Nov. 22, 2019, with Linda Newlon serving as co-hostess. President Marilyn Whitenack opened the meeting with the group reciting the invocation. Roll was answered by each telling if they were cooking and hosting the Thanksgiving dinner, donating 25 cents if yes and 50 cents if not. Marilyn then went over some of the new phone and computer scams that should keep us on the alert, and some hints that the call might not be legitimate.

After reading of minutes and correcting the balance of last month’s treasurer’s report, both were approved. Thank you correspondence was received and read from F-Troop Museum acknowledging the donation of a framing for the vintage “Victory” newspaper.

Memories and stories were shared about our Charter member Mary Statler who passed away in October. Ideas were offered about a donation in her honor and it was voted to send it to IPTV, going toward the “Antiques Road Show”, which she was extremely fond of watching. In other business it was announced that there would be no Terrace Hill Tea in Des Moines this year. Deadline for articles placed in the Hawkeye Tales need to be sent between December 12-15, and annual chapter reports are due March 3. On motion by Dorothy Miller, the meeting was adjourned. Since no meetings are scheduled during December, January and February, we will meet again with Virginia Reighard in March,

Show and Tell followed with those in attendance bringing a special item and giving information regarding the piece. Many unique objects were shown and included the “Gerber Baby” doll and story behind the ad, an antique Kroehler sofa bed and caned chair, an Egg scale with small, medium, large size measurements shown on it, dressed-up lady chicken, apron and all, from a gift exchange, a beautiful baptismal certificate, a framed family “Hair Art” heirloom, an 1801 large, Draped Bust cent or (penney) which was the size of our quarter, an interesting Indian arrowheads collection found on the family property and surrounding timber and creeks, and a tall metal container with handle used for the whipping of cream. All the items were unusual, with great stories shared.

Linda and Jane served a delicious pumpkin dessert and treats on fall decorated tables.