A wedding story told on the fabric of life

A wedding story told on the fabric of life

Six dresses formed perfect metaphors as we filed past on our way into Casey and Juston Johnson's wedding reception Saturday. Strong thread on delicate fabric, they represented love, perseverance, humor, frugality, faith and respect. The dresses belonged to the mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom, but their stories touched us all. Written in [...]

Touring the Paine Art Gallery with Mary and Violet Crawley

Touring the Paine Art Gallery with Mary and Violet Crawley

Mary and Violet Crawley let me tag along with them as we toured the Downton Abbey exhibit Monday, but they made me behave myself. "No pictures!" they stage-whispered theatrically and repeatedly as we made our way through the stunningly beautiful Paine Art Museum in Oshkosh. "They don't mean NO pictures," I tried to explain, as [...]