This year’s Miss Winifred Watson Mother’s Day Tea was a truly lovely event! The warmth in the room was reflected in the laughter and smiles of all who attended.
Over the years, attending the ECHS’s Mother’s Day Tea has become an annual tradition for many ECHS members. It was a delight to see so many familiar faces, as well as many new faces.
The library in the Watson-Curtze Mansion was filled with the voices of mothers and grandmothers out with their families enjoying this special day. Many guests brought photos of loved ones no longer living and lovingly placed them on the mantle to honor their memories.
Like many ECHS’s events, this one was made possible by the volunteers who helped in the planning. We would like to extend a very special thank you to volunteer Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn who created and performed a special program to share with our guests. “Liz” has dedicated much time to the events committee, sharing her expertise and talents generously with us all. Thanks also to volunteers Noel Burgoyne, Karen Wells, Elaine Brady, and Roberta Barilla.
It is the support of volunteers like these that make available the rich cultural and educational resources that our community has to offer. The ECHS would like to say thank you to all who attended and helped to make this lovely event possible.
Margaret Matthews has fond memories of a Tea at the Watson-Curtze Mansion; so does her granddaughter.
Margaret’s granddaughter Paige was 5 years old when Margaret brought Paige and Paige’s Mother to a tea party. It included a history lesson about tea parties, English customs, and proper etiquette. During their time at the mansion, they went to the 3rd floor and danced in the ballroom. Margaret sang and taught Paige how to curtsy, dance the waltz, and make big twirls.
Paige is now 20 years old and a finishing her sophomore year at the University of Texas in Austin, pursuing a biomedical engineering degree. She has an appreciation for history, thanks to Margaret, and the tea party at the mansion is one of their most special memories ever.