Wendy became a NSDAR member in June, 2017. One of her best memories with her extended family was visiting Bent’s Fort in Colorado, east of Pueblo.  Bent’s Fort was a historical preservation site that was saved by a sister DAR chapter in Colorado. It has since been turned over to the U.S. Forest Service for additional care and preservation. It was that wonderful experience that prompted Wendy to join her local chapter in Reno, Nevada. One of the missions at DAR is historical preservation.

Wendy’s most recent endeavor is learning how to be “domestic” in preserving food. Since purchasing their Reno “farm” in 2013, Wendy has learned to preserve cherries, plums, peaches, blackberries, pears, apples, and pumpkins. She believes it’s the hardest, yet most intriguing project she has ever encountered. Her most recent achievement was making wax from bee comb after her husband added bee colonies to the farm. Wendy laughs at herself daily and is blessed to be part of the NSDAR.

Wendy enjoys the women in her chapter and has learned a lot. Her best chapter memory was a prayer blanket that was done at a meeting a year ago. One of our members was ill and the blanket was passed around for each of us to say a little private prayer while we tied a knot. That is what Wendy likes about our group. It’s thoughtful, appreciative, loving, and kind.