Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wheatfield Inn B&B
2335 N. Williamston Rd.
Williamston, MI 48895
Doors Open: 11:30 a.m
Live Auction: 1:30 pm
THE AFTERNOON WILL INCLUDE:
• Tasty Lunch
• Goody Bag
• Biscuits and Baskets Raffle
• Unique Items in Live & Silent Auction
• Shop Sassy's Boutique
The Spring Aire Social will have many special items donated by longtime supporter, Win Pierce. For numerous years, Win generously donated to ATRA. Upon her death, she bequeathed many valuable Airedale collectibles, books and art. She purchased many of these items at various Michigan ATRA auctions going back to the 1990’s.
Win was born on August 5, 1924 in Philadelphia . In 1928 her parents purchased her first Airedale, Socko (Socrates Caesar Augustus Poland ). Thus began her lifelong love of Airedales.
She married Roy Pierce after meeting him at Cornell in 1945, where she was studying for her Masters in American Colonial history. He shared her passion for the breed. Soon after their wedding they brought Russo, their first Airedale, into their home.
When they went to Geneva to live in the early 1950, Win commissioned a carpenter to build a special wooden crate for Russo for the trip to Europe . Surely this must have been one of the first dogs to be transported on an International flight. Russo, at LaGuardia, ripped the special crate open and was running all over the airport. I am sure that most of you can relate.
Win and Roy moved to Ann Arbor , MI in 1956. Sometime soon after, they acquired their beloved Maudie. Maudie made herself known far and wide for retrieving a fully cooked roast beef from the kitchen counter, carrying it under the dining room table and holding it hostage for a time. She was persuaded to give it up and the Pierce’s had a delightful dinner party.
Win and Roy loved to travel. And when they did, Maudie would go and stay with Win’s brother, Bud Poland. Bud had a wonderful dale, Becky. Unfortunately, Maudie would do everything she could to corrupt Becky, a well behaved Airedale most of the time. Maudie taught Becky to escape the confines of the house to explore the surrounding woods. They would return hours later sitting on the front porch as if nothing had happened.
Please join us to celebrate Win Pierce and her love of Airedales at this auction to benefit rescued Airedales. We look forward to seeing you at the Wheatfield Bed and Breakfast in Williamston , Michigan on Sunday, April 21, 2013
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