They came from near and far, to ring at our tower*
Take it from me, never raise your hand to ask a question at a ringing meeting; it will be (mis)taken as a sign of enthusiasm for the task at hand, namely to write a report on the Mid-Atlantic Area meeting at Washington DC on Saturday October 13th. So here goes.
The day was beautiful, sunny sky and low 60s, and yet we still managed to get a respectable turnout for the meeting at the Washington Cathedral. Ringing started at 11am and went until 4pm, with a break for lunch. All levels of ringing were catered for; we rang Grandsire Caters, Cambridge Minor, Plain Hunt on 9, London Surprise Major to name just a few of the methods tackled. Lunch, as usual, was wonderful. Maxaroni and Boeuf Bourginonne were the main courses, followed by an array of desserts, including not one, but two, Chocolate Cream Pies. I had asked people to send me their comments about the meeting, to be included in this article, but everyone was obviously so pleased with the entire afternoon they could find nothing to say!
Thanks to WRS for providing such a wonderful lunch, and to the entrepid Philadelphia ringers who joined us for the day, Bruce, Eileen and Brian. I hope more of you will be encouraged to join us for future meetings; the view from the tower to the Blue Ridge Mountains can be spectacular, lunch is always 'formidable' and the ringing is not bad either. See you next time.
* 'tower' to rhyme with 'far' (poetic licence)