So here I was yesterday morning getting ready to start the day. I'm not going to show you how I looked at the end of the day 'cause that's just too depressing.
I'm staying at the Hilton which is just across the street from the Convention Center. Once I got over there my day turned hectic - great fun, very information, lots of new ideas to take back to my local society, Elgin Genealogical Society - but hectic.
The evening was the best part, though. The Illinois Genealogical Society (I'm on the board) hosted a Prairie Social with our sponsor FamilySearch. What great fun!! Besides the ice cream sundaes, popcorn, and desserts, there was music from period musicians, a prized wheel, local society tables, and Fox Valley Genealogical Society hosted the Geopardy Game and, of course, our special guests: President and Mrs. Lincoln!
Some a of host members and attendees were attired in period dress as well. You can see for yourself a good time was had by all.
|Jane Halderman, Larry Pepper, Janice Fritsch, David Kent Coy, |
Dan Dixon, and Suzie Pope
|"Mollie" Lincoln, Abe Lincoln, Suzie Pope|