Today I’m in Pittsburgh enjoying the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference. (Whew! That’s a mouthful isn’t it?) This is my first time at this conference and I’m looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things.
I had to buy a fancy new dress for the Saturday night banquet, too. It’s kind of a mother-of-the-bride dress, but I think it works. I’ll more than likely never wear it for anything else, but it’s sparkly, so, who knows?
I’ll be in “regular” dresses for most of the other events – something I’m not used to. I typically spend my days in jeans, workout clothes or my Lularoe. I’m sure I’ll be glad to get back to those things, but it’s nice to dress fancy and feel “womanly” every once in awhile.
Tomorrow morning I’ll be getting up early to enjoy the Cameo Club breakfast. I’m hoping to learn more about this club because I’m very close to being qualified for it. You see in order to be a member of this club, any DAR member who has or had a family member who was also a DAR member. For example, a mother and daughter, an aunt and niece, or a grandmother and granddaughter who were DAR members would qualify for membership in this NSDAR social club. I’m very close to finding a Revolutionary War Patriot on my mom’s side of the family and then I’d do the paperwork to enroll her in the DAR. Then we could both be in the Cameo Club! Anyway, I’m looking forward to the breakfast tomorrow even if it means getting up super early.
The conference goes until tomorrow night’s banquet and then I’ll be driving home (a long almost 4 hours) on Sunday morning. I’m sure I’ll be thankful for my own bed at that point, but I love the DAR and am so thankful to have these opportunities to share my love of ancestry with people who love it, too.
So…what are YOUR weekend plans?