'Brazil Buzz' author to speak at meeting
The Clay County Historical Society will be meeting Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m., in the lower level of the museum at 100 E. National Ave.
The guest speaker will be Mary Lou Sartor, writer of the popular "Brazil Buzz" and author of a poetry book, "Simple Poetry". An excerpt from her book: "The Feed Sack Dress."
My mother made me happy
One hot August day
She gathered up two feed sacks
And began to stitch away
The pattern was cut from newspaper
That she so carefully laid out
She pined it to the front of me
And turned me all about
Then she added some rickrack
To add that special touch
Oh, it was lovely
And I loved it so much
It was only made from feed sacks
But I remember it today
I felt just like a princess
And mom had made my day
-Mary Lou Sartor
The guest speaker for the April 7 meeting will be Marlene Lu, author of "Walking' the Wabash", an exploration into the underground railroad in West Central Indiana. The public is always invited to our monthly meetings.