An exhibit of needlework by the late George J. Goddard, of San Antonio, Texas, will be displayed in the church meeting room from August 3 through September 26.
Mr. Goddard was born in 1916 and died at the age of 96 in 2013. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and later earned a Harvard MBA. He entered the Army Air Corps in World War II, served in the Air Force in the Korean War, retired from the service in 1966, and taught aircraft maintenance and materiel until 1971, when he retired for good.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, George enhanced his retirement by taking up needlework. Almost all his work was counted cross-stitch, usually on very fine canvas. He enjoyed whimsical topics as well as American Indian themes and fantasy — there be dragons! Many of the works were submitted to the Oklahoma State Fair, where they typically won first prize in their categories. Our enjoyment of the pictures and pillows may be increased by the realization that George was colorblind.
The exhibit may be seen before and immediately after the 10:30 am Sunday services, or by appointment by calling 978-774-7582.