Saturday, April 27, 2013

Readers Theatre Celebrates Idaho's Sesquicentennial

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Idaho Territory, and NKA's Readers Theatre group performed songs and readings taken from journals and biographies of some of the original Idaho territory denizens. Officially organized on March 4, 1863, by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln, the Idaho Territory existed until July 3, 1890, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Idaho.
This month's director was Jane Riley (above, far right). Readers included (from left) Audene Campbell, Jean Anderson, Linda Lindley, Ron Gill, Kay Brown, Carole Hagler, and Lois Wellard.
Other readers included (from left) Dawn Keller as Kitty Wilkins, Rosa Mena as Polly Bemis, Virginia Kelly reading The Legend of Molly B'Damn (Maggie Hall), Donna Jordahl as "Cowboy Joe," and Ann Adams as Jean Hazel.
The four voices of Emma Just (from left): Lucille Linford, Donna Tilley, Mary Anne Hoffmann, and Carol Nelson.

A special guest, author Jean Davidson, spoke about her book, Molly B'Damn: The Silver Dove of the Coeur d'Alenes, which is based on the experiences of Maggie Hall. Ms. Davidson writes under the pseudonym, "A. Jaydee."

The program concluded with everyone--including the audience--singing the State song, "Here We Have Idaho," accompanied by Linda Lindley on the keyboard.


Postcrossing

Want to make your mailbox happy by filling it with postcards from across the globe? Want to brush up on your knowledge of world geography while also improving your penmanship? Postcrossing may be for you!
Postcrossing is not just a way to collect postcards and stamps; it's a way to connect with people in 218 different countries and get a glimpse of other cultures. 
Presenter Cheryl Lyda showed NKA participants how to get started with this inexpensive hobby, and she shared examples of the postcards that Postcrossers send.
Russia
Japan
Italy
Belarus
Not all postcards exchanged are tourist views. Many cards reflect Postcrossers' special interests.
             If you missed this Postcrossing presentation, watch for it in NKA's Fall 2015 Catalog. In the meantime...
Happy Postcrossing!