Sunday, 24 October 2010

Anyone For Tea?

During our recent visit to the area of Georgian Bay known as Grey-Bruce County, we took a scenic drive and stumbled acoss this lookout point which was all laid out for tea. 

The memorial commemorates the 110th anniversary of the Kemble Women's Institute, which is the oldest WI in the world.  Established in 1887; the 'tea table' was created in 2007.

The motto at the bottom of the plaque reads 'Building strong families and strong communities' which is at the core of the Women's Institute.  I read the plaque and then I thought about the daily struggles and hardships faced by the women who settled in this area. I hope that joining the WI gave them a sense of belonging and helped them to make the place feel like home.

In case you were wondering, this is the view from the lookout point.  Not a bad place to stop for tea.