In the story here it doesn't tell of the cruelity of the rebels. They would cut off the arms of the women so they could not vote for the opposing army.....and she was next in line. terrifying to say the least. At first I wondered why they had her come when it was about "pioneer women"...but after a day, I got to thinking...................similar horrible things happened to the early Latter Day Saints in Kirkland, Ohio; Independance, Mo; and Nauvoo, Illinois. We now just say, "the mobs".
At the first breakfast I played my harp and she came up to me and said, "please, can I sit down at your harp and just take my picture". OF COURSE.....and then I gave her a Mini lesson. She was thrilled. After that, I found occasion to sit with her at meals and walk with her. After her keynote speech, it was HARD to get close enough to get a picture with her. I was amazed that she would get out her scriptures and begin, and then not look at them but say them all memorized.
We thought we'd look good together as we all had green on. I figured it was still close enough to St. Pattie's day. I meet sooooooooooo many wonderful folks at these events.
Below here..... I know most all of these folks. They want me to join this group of "The Reenactment Guild of Nauvoo". I just might do it.
The cast of this year's Relief Society organization reenactment.