I am happy to tell you that this is the last blog entry about that convention thing Mom went to last week. After this, I will be able to write about dogs and extinct animals and weird words and all the kinds of stuff I usually like to write about.
The banjo player at the convention wanted to know if anybody had a request for a song, and Mom asked if they had already played "Sweet Betsy from Pike." He said they hadn't played it, and they had a version they could play. He told Mom that that song came from England, and it had several different versions, including the one that most people know, which is mostly about going west in a covered wagon. But since these two guys play music from before the Civil War, they sang "Sweet Betsy" with all different words.
One lady had a whole bunch of interesting old clothing from the 1840s, 1850s, and 1860s. Every day she had some clothes on display from a different decade.
The day that Mom was taking pictures of old authentic clothes was the day that the 1840s clothes were on display. Here is a very pretty dress that you might wear on a nice occasion.
So I will just end this by saying that people really dressed funny back in those days. But at least they didn't dress their dogs up in goofy costumes, or at least we don't have any evidence to show that they did. And that's a very good thing!