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May gives presentation on Texas pioneer women to DAR/SAR
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The National Society, Daughter’s of the American Revolution and the Live Oak Sons of the American Revolution met on May 18th at the Chamber of Commerce House in George West. A meal was served to the member’s and guests at 6:30 p.m.

Regent Elizabeth Holmes opened the meeting and welcomed the guests and members of both organizations. Mrs. Robert May of Beeville was introduced as the speaker for the program. She is well known in the area as a speaker of Texas History. She gives programs at the Culture of Texas Institute in San Antonio, also for groups and schools. The title of the program was, “The Texas Pioneer Women.”

Mrs. May entered the room dressed in a long cotton dress tied with a cotton apron around the waist. A slat bonnet was on her head and tied under the chin. She spoke on the Texas women in the 1840’s to 1880’s. May told about a typical family that had migrated to Indianola.

The members were impressed with the entertaining remarks as Mrs. May told about the olden days and some of the household articles she showed such as a broom made of corn husk, dolls made of corn husks and cotton, marbles made of clay, a sadd iron, ox shoe, rub board, a tin eating cup, plate and fork, an 1825 Montgomery Ward Catalog and other interesting articles. The program was enjoyed by all.

Regent, Holmes installed two new members into the Captain John Sale Chapter. They are Mrs. Peggy Burrell and Mrs. Melissa Nance. They were welcomed into the chapter.

Holmes reminded the members that this would be the last meeting until September.
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