Nisqually Glimpse


In April the historical society of Dupont (not sure if that is the correct organization) produced a drama about the first missionary settlers in Washington. Tim’s parents have been very involved in the research and study of this subject. Their hope (along with others involved in Washington historical research) is that the land will become available to recognize the original missionary site.

The chapel Sunday School class helped to put on a play retelling the story. It was performed at a beautiful old church in Dupont. All five of my children were involved as well as two of the Edgren cousins. Tim sang in the choir. It was a family affair! Sarah and Rachel are pictured here in their pioneer costumes. The day was beautiful and sunny. The kids did a great job in their different roles on stage. Rachel about stole the show as the Scene Girl. She was responsible for announcing the beginning of each scene and would walk around the room (up front) and onto the stage with a sign. People smiled and whispered about how cute she looked. David and Sarah played missionary children.

Cousins and Indians

Daniel was an Indian (as was cousin Samuel). Joshua played the role of one of the main characters as a child. Rebecca (cousin) was part of the missionary children with David and Sarah. There was delicious tea party afterwards with an abundant amount of cookies and treats of all sorts–including a Nisqually Mission cake decorated and frosted with Mount Rainier on it. A memorable afternoon.

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