Sunday, June 17, 2012
Box Hill Photos
And Marie shares another with Edith Lank, JASNA Rochester's co-founder.
In honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, hats were the order of the day--although (from bottom, clockwise) Samantha, Aniela, Sheila, and Sandra demonstrate that some attendees did a better job of keeping them on all afternoon than others! (Sandra's bonnet was one of her own stunning creations; see the April 1 post on the Regency fashion show for another example.)
The picnic provided an opportunity for Upstate Janeites from far and wide to meet, many for the first time. Here, Carolyn and David (from Geneseo) chat with Nadia and Jason (from Verona).
The high point of the afternoon was the ceremonial. Toasts were drunk to both the Queen and Jane Austen. And in a very proper demonstration of loyalty to the Crown, "God Save the Queen" was sung by the assemblage, followed by three hearty huzzahs for Her Majesty!