President Larry Holmes opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag. The speaker was Retired Texas Ranger, Casey King of George West. He spoke about some of his acquaintances and experiences serving as a ranger. In addition, he spoke on the Spanish involvement in the Revolution from the book “Texas History and the Spanish Revolution.” This was an interesting program enjoyed by all the members.
The two organizations met on Dec. 12 at the Brown ranch home for the annual Christmas luncheon. Everyone brought a covered dish and all enjoyed a delicious meal in the decorated country home.
Regent Sue Nance opened the meeting and introduced her daughter, Jacqueline Coquat of Three Rivers who spoke on Colonial Christmas in Virginia. Coquat spoke about the food served consisting of dried fruits and vegetables. Mincemeat pies were popular. Alcohol was popular and plentiful.
Music was another popular event during the holiday. Fife and drum core were the main music as the people went along the streets playing the Christmas music. The popular tunes were “Joy to the World” and “Twelve Days of Christmas.”
Coquat went on to say that decorations were almost nonexistent. Most of the decorations were with evergreens, such as holly, mistletoe, and other greenery. Candles were used a lot and fireworks.
At the conclusion of the enjoyable program, Coquat presented each member with a booklet of colonial Christmas recipes.
After the program, the Captain John Sale members conducted a short business meeting. Three prospective members were voted on and two application papers signed by the officers.
The SAR members will have their last meeting of the year on Feb. 15.