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Reflections

April 22, 2013

Reflections

on a way for local women to be patriotic

I know I have mentioned Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on more than one occasion, but here I go again. And, yes, we would like to have more women in our Ralph Ripley Chapter, here in Mineral Wells.

I find that DAR is one of the best ways I know for women to be patriotic and to demonstrate that patriotism in ways of learning, friendship and service. There are over 3,000 chapters around the world and Mineral Wells is fortunate to have an active one right here!

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization, dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. It’s an organization that makes a difference in the lives of many people, both nationally and here in Palo Pinto County.

We are women, a lot like you, who come from diverse backgrounds and hold a variety of interests. Our common bond is the lineal descent from patriots of the American Revolution. And any woman, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join. DAR members are very active women who balance careers, families, community service, working with schools, veterans and a variety of activities.

We learn about American history, research genealogy, coordinate with local community service projects, share family traditions and participate in commemorative events. We care about fostering good citizenship, honoring our ancestors, educating our youth and we want to preserve our past for future generations.

We meet, here, once a month from September through June. We usually meet on the first Saturday of the month, often in homes or churches, but sometimes we go on field trips.

We provide a local college scholarship each year for a Mineral Wells High School senior girl, and we support the national DAR scholarship programs.

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    I suppose that by now you know that I have many pet peeves!

    April 7, 2014

  • Seibert, Sue 2011.jpg Reflections on life

    Well, thankfully the plumber is here today (Monday) after a weekend without the back toilet, washing machine and shower. The plumber, Norman’s, would have come sooner, but we had too much to do to be here when he came, and we didn’t want to ask him on Sunday. That’s God’s day!

    March 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • reflections on My DNA

    I have been a member of ancestry.com since its inception - even before, as I was one of the first to participate in rootsweb.com which was subsequently pirated by a few not-so-good people and turned into Ancestry. Ah, but that is another story.

    March 24, 2014

  • Reflections on the Woman's Club of Mineral Wells

    Ok, ok, I know some of you fellows were rather amused by my column a while back - the one telling you not to read. Well, while this column is about women, I hope you will read it and be encouraged by it to assist in the preservation of one of the few grand old ladies left in our town.

    March 16, 2014

  • Reflections About Town

    While, as many of you know, I have been pretty skeptical about the revitalization of the Baker Hotel, I do believe it looks pretty good for its going forward.

    March 3, 2014

  • Reflections on Devotionals

    A couple of weeks ago I told you about my blogger friend, Annie Jefferies, who visited us, with her husband, Don, on their way to mission work in Missouri where they are now assisting in a tiny community.

    February 17, 2014

  • Reflections on I Love You!

    How hard is it for you to say those three little words – I love you?

    February 3, 2014

  • Reflections on Blogging and Friends

    How many of you blog? I was asked the other day how many people here in Mineral Wells blog, and I really didn't know the answer to that.

    January 27, 2014

  • Reflections on Retirement 10 Years In

    Someone who is recently retired said to me, “I am so busy. I just don’t understand. We are retired, and we’re working harder now than we ever did before.”

    January 20, 2014

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