Thanks again to Pastor and First Lady Bill & Charlotte Taylor. The GIRLFRIENDS GREET hit the road for a marvelous trip in the Bethlehem bus! We traveled over to the Delta stopping first at McCarty Pottery in Merigold. The pottery was begun in the mid-50s and Pup was famous by 1964! Their work is functional as well as decorative and some are even in the Smithsonian Institution. They work with
native clays and use glazes from blue, to pink and green. Since the 1970’s their signature glaze has been earth-tone ‘nutmeg’ and most of their pieces include a small, wavy black line that represents the Mississippi River. It was a wonderful stop! From there we went back to the Greenwood area where we visited the Museum of the Mississippi Delta (previously Cottonlandia). What a treat here where we met Virginia our gracious hostess and saw all the paintings, military history, the permanent gallery and especially interesting was the life of Greenwood Leflore the last Choctaw chief in the mid-1800s. The gift shop was lovely.
We headed out after several group photos and diverted through town to see the houses used in the film The Help.
What a day full of art and laughter, lunch and lots of trees! During our next session beginning Nov 1 we will be GIRLFRIENDS DECORATE…watch this space!