August 21st is a day Missourians will long remember, not in infamy, but with smiles generated by fellowships with people from many varied parts of the world. In the northwest portion of the Region resides a Disciples farm we call The Pulliam Farm. We are incorporated as The Center for Lifelong Learning and Spiritual Development.
We served a meal of hotdogs and hamburgers to over 200 eclipse chasers from both coasts and many states in between. We counted at least twelve states represented on the farm. Kids played volleyball, badminton, and croquet, while waiting for the eclipse to commence. During the showers preceding the eclipse many came in our barn and played cards, dominos, quilted, and just sat around fellowshipping with total strangers.
God split the clouds during the buildup to total darkness, then covered the totality for a really dark 2:38 minutes. It was a wonderful day!
Thanks to Richard Canaday for this story and photos.