Sitting around the table with friends and their twenty-something off-spring, we found ourselves explaining just how far away you felt when travelling abroad that long ago, back in the sixties. We reminisced about the aerogramme as a vehicle for communication. How convenient those gummed sheets of paper that folded into their own pre-stamped envelope were in the days before cell phones and e-mail.
The 1964 Worlds Fair was organized around the theme of "Peace through Understanding".
Parker Pens had a pavilion, its mission was to promote peace through writing.
Visitors to the Pavilion had the opportunity to participate in a computer survey! It was such a new concept and I remember how excited I was to sign up. I was matched with a boy named Henk Koster in Holland. We corresponded for years afterward and even swapped relics. It opened up a whole new world to me. Funny, how some things never change.
This summer has been busier than any I remember. Fortunately I have discovered that participating in sewing groups encourages sewing! If I didn't these groups, I know I wouldn't set aside ME time for doing what I really enjoy. Even though I soon got tired of making nine-patches for my group exchange, the year is over and I have the foundation for another project someday. I am still in love with making a block a week for my Civil War Quilt . I can't wait til the morning to see what block Barbara will post and how my friends around the world will make it their own.