Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Society Saturday- Lineage Week Begins

It's that time of year, and members of national lineage groups travel to our nation's capital for Lineage Week.  This year, due to scheduling, it's actually more like Lineage Fortnight.   In any case, it's a great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones, all while we are carrying out the historic, patriotic, or educational missions of the various Societies.

My week began with the Daughters of the American Colonists meeting.  At the Fellowship Dinner, we met  "Women Who Wait".  Deborah Franklin told us of her relationship with Ben Franklin.

Next, Rebecca's Boone told us about her life with Daniel Boone.

Both ladies took care ofc hearth and home while their husbands were out. Ben Franklin was gone for 16 years in England and France as a diplomat.  Daniel Boone was gone for months at a time hunting and exploring the frontier.
We learned that these Founding Fathers could not have done what they did without their wives managing the household and raising the children back at home.

National President Phyllis Jones conducted the business meeting where we accomplished a lot.

The DAC Candlelight Supper is always a lovely evening.  This year we were entertained by Matt Briney, director of new media at Mount Vernon.  

He told us about the Agent 711 interactive smartphone app that his team developed for visitors to Mount Vernon.  It provides an interactive method for young and old to learn about George Washington and his spy ring.

I am looking forward to my next visit to Mount Vernon so that I can try out this app.

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