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10 - MARCH 27. 2009 Society THE COLUMBIA STAR " SC I Ikebana InternationalAnniversary ExhibitionChapter 182TeaPrepares for [ ea ek pe /8, OO9 Yueh Huang a native of Taiwan, has been a member of Ikebana International apter 182 for about five years. ByJackie Perrone jacpcr@bellsoutfl.ner From the exotic ',-Orient, it's Ikebana Interna- ;.tional. Here, it's called "Friendship and Flowers." Ikebana International Chapter 182 is celebrating "its 35th anniversary of : devotion to the ancient art of Ikebana flower arrang- ing. The March meeting was the final workshop before the April anniver- sary party, when they will be hosts to Columbia with flower demonstrations and an afternoon tea. Ikebana is the name given to several variations of flower-arranging tech- niques. Its basic premise is that of a triangle, and whether done in flowers, foliage, sand, rocks, or O t er; natural substances, the presentation reflects the triangle design. Ikebana is believed to have originated in Persia, then spread to China and to Japan. It is now practiced worldwide. Ikebana International Chapter 182 meets month- dy, September through May, with professional designers demonstrating the tech- niques of using natural ele- ments to create harmony. At the March meeting, held at the Garden Center at Maxcy Gregg Park, Hideko Rainey from Augusta, Geor- gia, used forsythia, tulips, and broad-leaved foliage to fashion spare and yet dra- matic arrangements of the Sogetsu design. After her demonstra- tion, the members worked individually with the same elements, and she critiqued, Helen Churan of Columbia, who lived in Japan for three years while her husband was assigned to the military hospital there. their designs. Everyone is invited to the Anniversary Exhibition Tea on April 15 at the Gar- den Club Council Building at Maxcy Gregg. The theme for the day: "In Harmony With Nature." Doors open at noon; the demonstra- tion will begin at lpm, and tea will be served from 2 to 4 pm. Arrangements creat- ed by the club members will be on display through- out the building. Tickets are available for a donation of $2.00. The following mem- bers attended the March workshop: C h e r y 1 Martino, Emmaleen Kerekanich, Lee Sipe, Jew- ell Patterson, Jean Davis, Muriel Juneau, Doris Kahn, Monique Wilson, Sylvia Cremer, Helen Churan, Helen Klinar, Jeanne Schemel, Jean Slider, Bev- erly Brooks, Anne Bartlett, Betty Smith, Paul Moon, Le Yueh Huang, Betsy Kaem- merlen, Elaine Frick, Annie Fan, Trudy Joslin, Ida Belle Barker, Ruth Folley (oldest member at 96), Ann Cor- bett, Jean Rhyne, Norman Churchill, and guest Susan White. 1717 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201 252-9321 (phone) 765-9889 (fax) Why marry in June and carry a bouquet? Contributed by Bob Ford Life in the 1500s The next time you wash your hands and complain because the water temper- amre isn't just right, con- sider how things were in the really olden days -- back in the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were beginning again to have noxious body odor, so brides carried a bouquet )of flowers to hide that odor. ; The custom of carrying a ( bouquet of flowers at a wedding remains today. "Baths consisted of a large "wooden tub filled with hot ;water. The man of the ihouse had the privilege of ;being the first to enter the clean water, followed by his sons, in order, then the women, and finally the children. Last of all were the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could easily lose an infant in the tub. From that we derived the ancient admo- nition, don't throw the baby out with the bath water. In the 1500s houses had thatched roofs with thick straw piled high, with no wooden support under- neath. It was the only place animals could get warm, so all the cats and other small animals such as mice and bugs, lived in the straw on the roof. When it rained the roof got slippery and some- times the animals would slide off roof. That experi- ence gave us the saying, it's raining cats and dogs. With a straw roof, there was little to stop unwanted things from falling into the house. This posed a great problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could dirty a nice clean bed. To deal with this problem, the ancients added large posts to the corners of each bed and hung sheets over the top of the posts which gave them some protection. That's how four poster beds became fashionable The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt covering the floor. That's what'.s meant by dirt poor. The wealthy had slate floors that became slippery during foul weather, so they spread thresh, otherwise known as straw, on the floor to help keep a firm footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh to the floor until, when they opened the door, the straw began blowing out- side. A piece of wood was fastened to the floor at the entrance which we now call a thresh hold. Kristin Leigh Hinkle of Atlanta wed Douglas Ellerbe Haynie of San Luis Obispo, California, Febru- ary 18, 2009, in San Luis Obispo, California, in a pri- vate ceremony. Both rings exchanged were gifts to the bridegroom from his maternal grandmother, the late Rachel Montgomery. Officiated by the Rev. Robert Lee, the couple's vows were exchanged at Monday House, designed by Julia Morgan, architect of Hearst Castle. The cou- ple's only attendant was Chloe, the bridegroom's yellow Labrador retriever. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Hinkle of Kenne- saw, Georgia, and Mr. and Mrs. David Sharp of Jasper, Georgia. She is the grand- daughter of Mrs. Ruth Hin- kle and the late William Hinkle, and Mrs. Norma Hooks and the late Charles Bradley. She attended North Cobb High School in Acworth. Georgia, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Auburn University. She is sole proprietor of kristinhinkledesigns in Atlanta. The bridegroom is the son of Rachel Haynie and the late Frank Haynie. He is the grandson of the Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ellerbe Haynie late Francis and Meta Rae Haynie of Darlington and the late Everette and Rachel Montgomery of Camden. He attended Richland Northeast High School and earned a bach- elor of science degree in accounting from Coastal Carolina University and a master's in business administration from the University of South Caroli- na. A certified manage- ment accountant, he is a consultant for Microsoft Services, Business Intelli- gence division, PPS Global Practice. Currently dividing time between Atlanta and San Luis Obispo, the cou- ple expects to settle in Atlanta in the near future. Contributed by Petal Pushers Garden Club Shirley Smith was the speaker for the March meeting of the Petal Push- ers Garden Club. Mrs. Smith gave an interesting program on flower arrangements with the accent on birds, She used nature's humble gifts of branches, sticks, and other things to add interest to her charming arrangements. Betty Lewis was the host- ess. She and her co-hostess, Bernice Folsom, s~ry,d,a, .d~li- cious brunch beforethe meet: ing. The Lewis yard was a per- fect representation of spring in South Carolina. Every part of the yard was perfectly groomed and bird feeders and baths added to the serenity. Green Thumb Fesdval April i8, 2009 Contributed by The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia ROSEN APPRAISAL ASSOCIATES serving the public since 1956 Joe Rosen Harvey Rosen Toby Brooks The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia will host its annual Green Thumb Festival Saturday, April 18, 2009, 9 am to 1 pm. Classic pass-along plants, roses, perennials, annuals and shrubs will be for sale at the Garden Club Council Building at Maxcy Gregg Park. 1605 Park Circle. Proceeds will be used for community beautifica- tion, educational programs and council building main- tenance. Announce your wedding in The Columbia Sty. Call 771-0219 April 18, 2009 9:30 am . 1410 N. Millwood Avenue Columbia, SC 29204 Free Car Care Inspections During April Jimmy Sauls 252-6091 OUR STAND THE TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT IS BEFORE YOU NEED IT. Nearly 1 in 4 households has no life insurance; Does yours? 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