Peg Queener hosted the June 1 DAR Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter meeting at Ponderosa with 12 members attending. The meeting was led by Vice Regent Lori Pierce. The meeting was opened with our rituals followed by treasurer and secretary reports. Both reports were approved, motions to accept from Kim Gerard and Karen Campbell and seconded by Diane Taylor and by Peg Queener.

A lovely thank-you note from Alexa Walker, one of our scholarship winners, was read and passed around.

Certificates were presented to Judy Martin and Peg Queener.

Olivia Campbell was enthusiastically welcomed as our newest member. She is the daughter of Karen Campbell and the niece of Katie Lewman, both members of our chapter.

National Defender report given by Sherry Rigney highlighting the career of Major General Maria L Britt, USA retired, accepted at West Point, she was a member of the fourth graduating class accepting women. Old Unicoi Trail Chapter DAR, Blairsville, Georgia awarded its 4th NSDAR Distinguished Citizen Medal to her.

Quotes shared, “Tact is the ability to close your mouth before someone else wants to.” “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thess. 5:17

From Family Tree magazine, “Genealogists do not gather facts but breathe life into all who have gone before.”

Destinations were suggested for our Aug. 3 outing. Motion to choose Levi Coffin house and museum was voted on, motion to accept by Sherry Rigney, second by Brenda Cotton. Further details will be coming. Denise will go and make arrangements before she goes to Continental Congress.

Peg Queener gave an interesting report on cemeteries, here and abroad, with tips for reading stones and the sharing of some amusing tombstone inscriptions. The Jewish Cemetery in Prague was one of Peg’s most interesting visits. Here is a small sample of humorous tombstone inscriptions:

“Dead from not forwarding that text message to 10 people”

“Walter loved to spend. He had no money at the end, but with many a whiskey and many a wife, he really did enjoy his life”

“I told you I was sick”

“The doctor will see you now”

“Ma loves Pa, Pa loves women. Ma caught Pa with two in swimmin’ now here lies Pa”

Peg did a wonderful job. She also mentioned there will be a special genealogy program at the Carnegie Library in Muncie from 1 to 4 p.m. June 15. Address is 301 E Jackson St, Muncie, no registration required.

Motion to adjourn by Barbara Lacy second by Vikki Witham. Thank you Peg for hosting.