On Thursday we arrived in Auburn. Our wonderful hostess Annie took us for a walk that afternoon; we had only just reached the bridge when the heavens brought down a torrent of rain on our heads.
Fortunately we were able to take refuge at a nearby house — as a member of the congregation pointed out later — there are no strangers in Auburn. As is only proper when a car load of girls are left to their own devices, our next stop was downtown to take a look at some of the local shops. The music store, with it’s collection of old self playing pianos was a favorite, the ladies were given the opportunity to play Flight of the Bumblebee and Namayani was given a gift by the shop-owner; one she will enjoy rather more than the rest of us on the long car rides, I’m sure.