On Wednesday, members toured Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown. We learned about the encampment of 1789-1780 when George Washington and his men endured the coldest winter on record. Washington set up his command center in the Ford mansion. The home is furnished with some original and period pieces to reflect what the house most likely looked like when Washington, his wife, aides and servants shared the house with Mrs.Theodosia Ford and her children. The museum displays 18th century weapons, documents, and paintings from the war, as well as a film re-enacting the winter conditions the patriots endured. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at South and Pine Restaurant. Many thanks to Ronnie O’Neill who planned this delightful autumn day!
Upper Saddle River’s Town Wide Oktoberfest on Saturday, which benefited USR Cares and celebrated the town’s 125th anniversary, was a success! The weather was beautiful, and our club’s table drew many residents who wanted to learn about who we are and what we do–as well as many children who created their own autumn leaf decorations. Thanks to our members who set up and manned the table–and then broke it all down at the end of the day!