Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sharing J.L. Hudson Memories with the Plymouth Historical Society

On Sunday, March 16, my hubby and I went to the Plymouth Historical Museum, in Plymouth, MI for a Mad Hatter Tea Party.  Executive Director, Elizabeth Kerstens, contacted me back in January about doing my J.L. Hudson's presentation for the program. We arrived at 1:00 p.m. to get set-up for the 2:00 o'clock tea.  The room was ready for 52 attendees, and ladies were busily preparing the meal - a Maurice Salad, of course!

The director, Elizabeth [at right],was busy with meal preparations.

Students from Northville High School Honor Society were servers.  They did a great job!  I smiled when I overheard one of the ladies concluding her instructions with them say, "Now go wash your hands as though you're preparing for surgery."  ;-)

Many of the attendees wore a hat - including one gentleman [left, orange hat].

Pictured below is Tricia and her mom.  Tricia won a prize for the hat she made.  Isn't she sweet?  She reminded me of my granddaughter, Isabella.

The tea-loving lady below made her hat too - front and back view.  Love the tea set on top!

She won first place!

Another secure man who wasn't afraid to be in a predominately female crowd.  He said he's a history buff who liked Hudson's.

The attendees were so attentive and responsive.  Thank you, Elizabeth, for the invitation to speak to your wonderful guests.  I thoroughly enjoyed sharing with them.


  1. The event looks lovely Phyllis and the first place hat is a clever creation. There's nothing better than speaking to an audience on a topic you're passionate about and you look at ease at the podium.

  2. Wow, you look *so* professional, and I know they were very lucky to get to hear you because of all your information about Hudson's! Love all the hats, especially that one with the tea set on top. Fun!

  3. What an honor to get to speak on something you love.
    Oh love the teapot in the previous post too.

  4. Looks like this was a fun event! You looked lovely and I'm sure everyone enjoyed your presentation on Hudson's. I looked up Maurice salad and it sounds delicious.


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