2018 Life Logs, Day 187—Falmouth Museums on the Green
Date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Weather: Overcast, Then Rain; High 77, Low 60 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
After doing our morning chores, we ended this second week of Camp Oma on a patriotic note with a trip downtown to the Falmouth Museums on the Green. The Bubble Guy was there spreading joy with his huge bubbles. There were colonial games for the children to try like hoop trundling (rolling) and the cup and ball toss. There was red, white, and blue ice cream for everyone. There were lots of friends and all of this was free. Nice! Bruce and Jane Wooden were there with their daughter Kate and her three children. Midge Frieswyk was there with her granddaughter. And all of Ollie’s good friends from his days at the Woods Hole Daycare Coop were there. Jonah and Ollie ended up in the stocks which prompted lots of photo posing. And Jonah and Sam took Ollie and I on a tour of the 1790 Dr. Francis Thomas Wicks home where there were docents in period dress giving us the history of the house. The scrimshaw demonstration was delayed and we decided not to stay, but all of us are interested in seeing this at some point. We stopped at the playground before leaving town where we met up with more of Ollie’s and Jonah’s friends. So, it was a fun Friday morning.
Friday afternoon didn’t quite go our way. We went home to watch the World Cup quarterfinal game between Brazil and Belgium. We are all big Brazil fans, but today Belgium won the day with an unbelievably strong defense that was effective in stopping Brazil. Belgium deserved to win that game, but that doesn’t make you feel any better when your team loses. It will be interesting to see if the boys lose interest in watching the rest of the World Cup or whether they adopt a new favorite team.