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

Mrs. Robert May of Beeville was 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 and 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 1840s to 1880s. May told about a typical family that had migrated to Indianola.

Impressing the members with the entertaining remarks, Mrs. May told about the olden days. Some of the household articles she showed as part of her presentation were 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.

Two new members were installed into the Captain John Sale Chapter. The members welcomed were Mrs. Peggy Burell and Mrs. Melissa Nance.

This is club’s the last meeting until September.
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