Bob retired several years before he finally convinced me to take early retirement. He often reminded me that my mother needed more than I could give while I continued to work. And, besides, we would have so much fun—day-trips, new adventures, visits with the grandchildren, no alarm clocks and just time to be together. My retirement was 11 years ago.
He was right. Mom did need more. It was a blessing to have the time to fully share her last years.
And those day-trips? Well…today we took the second day-trip in those 11 years. Two day-trips in eleven years! Funny how time gets away.
We visited The National Silk Art Museum in Weston, Missouri. The museum shares space in The Saint George Hotel. Mr. John Pottie gave us a personal tour of the incredible silk tapestries that he has collected for 30 years.
I love museums and galleries and never tire of absorbing the mixture of history, art and the talent of visionaries. The National Silk Art Museum now ranks at the top of my list of amazing places. It isn’t possible to describe the depth in those intricate silk masterpieces. They shimmer with layers of impossible beauty.
John Pottie has agreed to bring a large (and rotating) part of his collect to Strawberry Hill Museum in Kansas City, Kansas. In addition to sharing his treasures, Mr. Pottie will personally greet visitors on most Saturdays and Sundays for the duration of the Strawberry Hill Museum’s Art Event, May through August.
Strawberry Hill Museum has long been a treasure of Kansas City, Kansas and now the museum experience is enriched through the presentation of the amazingly beautiful silk tapestries.
Had I know about The National Silk Art Museum I would have made a point to get there a bit sooner than the 11th year of retirement.