The Colonial Christmas at the Conference House on Sunday, Dec 11 was a wonderful pause in the hecticness of the season, taking one back to a much simpler time.
It was my pleasure to go with Jaclyn Lurker, a fellow writer from Tottenville, who has been so supportive of my work writing about Tottenville from the very beginning when I first applied for a COAHSI grant to do the research and to conduct interactive workshops on the history of Tottenville. It is she who set up & maintained my first webiste, teaching me along the way that technology is my friend. Her support keeps me going during the rough times.
Recently having her submission “Insult and Insolence” selected to be published in Bad Austen:The Worst Stories Jane Never Wrote, Jackie is in the process of writing a seven minute play on Pride for The Seven Deadly Sins, a presentation of the Staten Island Playwrights Collective, to be performed at the Unitarian Church in the end of February.
As a special Christmas treat for both of us, we both got calls from the Conference House after the event to pick up the baskets we won. Appropriately she won the Sangria basket, while I won a wine basket of one of my favorites, Gato Negro.
Enjoy a peak at the event with the pictures I took & share in the Christmas spirit I found there.