Abigail, age 7, showed us her cat-face Monday at GoArt!'s annual "Picnic in the Park." She had just been to the face-painting booth.
While I was there taking pictures, I ran into some, shall we say, figures of historical interest.
Jacob Richardson came dressed in the get up of a Revolutionary War soldier, complete with weapons and an old-fashioned belt (which soldiers needed to keep all their materials together, since their uniforms had no pockets).
Richardson was there to represent "Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship," a program of Batavia Assembly of God Church.
Also, a horse and carriage ride, just like the old days.
Also, Genesee County native Lynda Breckenridge Gaetano, author of the "Up South" series, was there to promote her books.
Gaetano now resides in Austin, Texas, but was raised on a dairy farm in Bethany. Her books are set in Genesee County and, all total, span a time frame ranging from the early 1800s, when pioneers first came to the "woody wilds" (as worded in a promotional pamphlet produced by the publisher, Blue Stocking Press) of Genesee County, up until the time of the World War II years.
They include a mixture of folk tales, real life stories and local history, all told from the perspective of a wizened sugar maple tree.
Gaetano has published her work in three volumes: "Spring," "Summer" and "Autumn." She hopes to publish the "Winter" volume soon.