The business part of the meeting was pretty short. It was announced that the group has 97 members. There was some good news concerning the relocation of the society library and possibly the meetings, too. I'm not sure how much I'm allowed to share, since it's not technically public, but the news was very encouraging. Stay tuned for more details.
Celeste Graves was our speaker. Her talk was called "Magnolia Memories" in reference to Magnolia, Texas. I don't think Ms. Celeste would mind me telling you that she's 93 years old, though she looks much younger than that. She brought along a presentation full of photos and she added information from her own memory for each one.
This was one of the better talks of the year. It was so nice to hear about the local history from someone who has lived in the area for over 90 years. She named all the buildings in the photos and told stories of some of the people, too. Good stuff.
After the meeting was over, a party of 16 headed over to a local Mexican restaurant for a meal and conversation. We talked about genealogy and the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics.
The next meeting of the Chaparral Genealogical Society is Saturday, August 25 at 10am, on the 2nd floor of Amegy Bank (use the elevator), 28201 Business 249 in Tomball, Texas. I don't remember the name of the speaker but he will be talking about the history of the Texas flag. Let me know if you're going and I'll save you a seat.