On Friday night G and I attended a play, "Flyin' West", at the Weathervane Theater near Akron. The story is about four Black women who homesteaded in Nicodemus, Kansas in the 1800s. It was interesting to me having just read the book on the migration of Blacks from the South during that time (see last post). Both groups moved to escape the Jim Crow laws. February is Black History month so that explains the theme.
On Saturday, G spent several hours repairing a ladder (that he had picked up on the side of the road). We had been using it and I asked, "Why is there Duck tape on the legs?" He pulled it off and found cracks on the legs. He reinforced it with steel so now it probably is stronger that when new. He looked up how much a new one would cost. It was less that $150 but he said it was relaxing to him to work on that project. And knowing G, he would be much happier fixing up a find from the side of the road than buying a new one.
On Sunday we were invited to a "Chocolate" party. Each guest was to bring something made with chocolate. I made chocolate eclairs filled with whipped cream and mascarpone and flavored with rose syrup. But the most interesting item was chocolate crackers, which were flavored with smoked paprika. These were served with cheese.