Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stan Hywet Home Movies and More

It's Tuesday already, and I haven't posted anything about the weekend. So, here's a little catching up ---

The weather, according to Weather.com, was supposed to be sunny and forty all day on Saturday. Actually, it was having trouble staying around thirty-two and there were snow flurries and cloudy skies all day. So much for the weather men. We got up early and got out of the house as soon as we could and headed up to North Canton. This was the weekend for the McKinley Stamp Show, which is one of our favorites, so we headed up there. I still haven't gotten to put any of the stamps that I got at the National Stamp Show (last August) into my collection, as I'm still saving up for those new binders. That meant that I really didn't need any stamps this time, so Elizabeth and I have fun browsing through post cards. She's on the lookout for a card of the "Wonder Bread Building" at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933/34. Didn't find one, but she did find a couple really cute St. Patrick's Day cards!

After about an hour and a half of that, we left Pop there and the three of us girls headed up to Stan Hywet Hall in Akron. That is only about twenty-five minutes from the stamp show and not a bad drive at all. There was a "Members Only" event where they were showing one hour of home movies from the Seiberling family. Not only that, but three of the Seiberling granddaughters were there reminiscing as the movie played. It started with film of Irene Seiberling's wedding on Christmas Day 1923. Wow! That was just beautiful film, and definitely our favorite part. They used Christmas decorations instead of wedding things and everything! One of the granddaughters was actually Irene's daughter, too. They all had some really cool stories and it was neat to hear them talk about Stan Hywet as an actual house and not a museum. The house doesn't open up for tours until April --- Elizabeth and I can't wait.

(Stan Hywet as it looked when we went last Summer.)

So, we headed back to the Stamp Show to pick Pop up before they closed. Then we headed home. On Sunday we went to church with some friends and we all really enjoyed that. It's a great little church, and after two years of trying all different ones in the area it looks like we might land here for a while. Yay!

Well, that's all for now. Not much going on here and the weather is cold, so we're sticking around. All of the tulips and daffodils are starting to come up, though! More later.

1 comment:

  1. I loved touring Stan Hywet hall a few years ago, Leah and I have talked about going back.