It’s amazing what treasures you find traveling across the country.
In addition to the fabulous quilt shop discovered in Texas (so I could get special Texas fabric for a quilt), Jim and I visited the town of Tombstone.
Yes, the one Wyatt Earp and his brothers had the shootout at the OK Corral!
A couple of years ago, we stopped at Oatman and were greeted by wild donkeys wandering up and down the main street.
As we walked the real, live boardwalk in Tombstone, I was fully expecting to see some wild donkeys pop out of the side streets.
Alas, none did.
But, at the end of the street was the Bird Cage Theater, which has been converted into a museum and retains its original bullet holes from numerous gun fights.
Of course, we had to do the self-guided tour to see the stage with its original curtains, the private boxes above the main floor, and the basement which was home of the longest running poker game in the history of the US (or so they claim).
The stuff was all pretty cool; and they had tables full of the “tools” of daily life in years gone by.
It’s interesting to imagine what life must have been like back then, and how rugged the folks were – compared to our life now.
Even so, in the OK Corral museum area there was a room set up with a nice quilt – and the Bird Cage Theater even housed a treadle sewing machine!
Alas, though, no modern-day fabric or quilt shop in Tombstone.
Still, the town’s worth a visit.
In today’s news, you’ll see a picture of the sewing machine and read insights from a Conversation with Annie Smith, expert quilter: