|"Will the Dilettante ever return? He'd better bring me a treat when he does"|
The event in question was a fundraiser for the 200th anniversary of the Holt House, the beautiful Federal house that is now home of the local Historical Society. The portrait I am holding is of an ancestress of the auctioneer, and came with a joke whose punchline was "And my grandmother would then alway point at that picture and say "isn't she a handsome woman".
I know there's another joke here....but I'll leave it up to the reader.
|"Isn't she a handsome woman"|
Inspecting the wares. I bought the very chic chair at the left. Never met a chair I didn't like.
This Victorian sofa, rather a fine example of its type, but in a style rarely popular in today's trend-driven markets is still available; proceeds for a good cause.
|The Holt House, a grace note in the center of our village for 200 years.|