What would our early sisters say if they saw this amazing new GCM website? Can you imagine Caroline Kissel, our founder, asking her gardener to set up her new Apple laptop in her rose garden so she can write her latest blog? She and Gustav were quite the gardeners and he kept a daily journal documenting life on their farm. Their journals are now housed in the archives of the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall.
Applause all around to Kathryn and her Committee who helped create and design this impressive website. I love the fact that you can read Helen’s marvelous GCM history book online. I am thrilled the Grapevine is there for you in case like me, you accidentally delete it from your inbox. In one hundred years our daughters will explore our website (how big will that cloud be by then) and will really get to know us: our projects, our programs and our fundraisers. They will see photos of us and what we wore at our plant sale and even at our social events. They will learn what motivated us and what challenged us. Perhaps their concerns will be much the same as the ones we face today. This site will be our own archive.
What I am certain won’t change in 100 years will be the powerful force of God’s great earth which brings us all together. It is my wish that each of us today (and in 100 years) may share that life-long commitment to GCM and we savor the treasured friendships and joy which grow from a love of gardening and the environment.