One of the favorite activities of the Blandings boys is building forts in their rooms. As any parent knows, the going up of the fort is far more interesting than the taking down and the putting away. Fort building usually requires a lot of blankets. Two of my grandmother’s quilts are available for construction.
I have not seen the exhibit, but I am always intrigued by any event the Belger is hosting. The Belger Family owns Belger Cartage here in Kansas City, which basically moves big things. It’s not uncommon for someone to use it in the vernacular here as in, “I spent so much my bill is going to be delivered by Belger Cartage.” The Belger family has an outstanding collection of modern art that is displayed in their corporate offices. In addition, they have dedicated themselves to collecting a vast amount of pieces of a limited number of artists. They own one of the largest collections of Jasper John’s works in the country. Last year I had the pleasure of being the only one in the gallery when the John’s collection was on display and received a charming and informative tour by it’s director, Mo Dickens. His easy manner and subtle Southern diction enchanted me and eased any fear that he was judging my ignorant but inquisitive nature.