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I had a wonderful weekend in Victoria, B.C. My flute choir had a workshop with the Victoria Flute Choir on Sunday. It was held at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and what lucky ducks they are! Lovely rehearsal hall with wonderful acoustics. We played lots and lots of music, ate wonderful food and had a good visit with them. We do a get-together each year with them, trading off locations. When it’s in Victoria, many of us head over the day before on the ferry and it makes for a nice weekend. On Saturday, we went to the Royal BC Museum to see the Titanic Artifacts exhibit. While that was a real treat to see, it was also very sad. When you enter the exhibit you receive a ‘boarding pass’ that has the name of a real passenger on the ship, with information about the class travelling in, the cabin and the circumstances of why they were on the ship. My ‘person’ was a lady travelling with her daughter and her daughter’s friend. Mrs. Thomas (Lily) Potter, first class. At the end of the exhibit, they have the list of survivors and victims and I’m happy to report that Mrs. Potter and her 2 companions all survived. In fact, in researching through google yesterday, I found out that they were on the first lifeboat launched from the ship, lifeboat #7. Tragically the lifeboat that should have held 65 people, only held 28. Many of the lifeboats were only partially filled. Very sad!
I knit on my Yarn Pirate ‘Ozone’ socks that weekend, finishing the first sock. Dutifully I cast-on for the second sock, but I really want to start my toe-up pattern. Oh, darn that second-sock-syndrome!!