Friday, May 1, 2009
Leaves for the Tom Clark gate.
This is the frame work of the gate.
Roundtoits by Ray Carpenter
Art Niernberger with his Power hammers.
Today is day #2 at the Blacksmith Association of Missouri annual conference in Sedalia Missouri.
The day started very early. As I was getting ready in the hotel BT went for coffee and passed on the free breakfast. We left at 7:15 for the State Fair grounds. I pulled into McDonald's
for a Mocha Coffee. BT thought the $3 plus was way too much. He was telling me that he could refill his personal cup 3 or 4 times with plain coffee for that price.
As I pulled up to the window to pay, the clerk handed me a small card. She said that lady in front of you just paid for your order. The card said: "Someone bought your meal today as a practical way of saying that God loves you! You are important to God and to us! First Baptist Church, Sedalia Mo.
WOW how nice was that! BT and I were speechless and the lady was gone. I couldn't even say thank you.
At the building I run into Mr W. You might know him from Flat Creek Farm. I gave him a gift for Mrs. W. aka Tammy. I made him promise not to tell her what it was. He later gave me lilac bushes from her and my choice of a hand made ring, made by Mrs W. You see my gift to her was for the plants. I was always told not to say thank you for a plant or they wouldn't grow. So I am giving her a handmade gift in exchange. A picture will come from me and even maybe her, in a day or two.
I leave you with pictures from the day. A COLD, wet, rainy day. Nice to be in the hotel room with a good hot shower, and a warm bed.
The boutique table
One of the beautiful buildings on the Missouri State