Picnic crowd gets look back at Apollo days

Vicki Buxton, Jim Hall, Kelly Halbach and Pat Biddle, from left, wear big smiles after enjoying the Bay Area Museum Guild picnic dinner.

Vicki Buxton, Jim Hall, Kelly Halbach and Pat Biddle, from left, wear big smiles after enjoying the Bay Area Museum Guild picnic dinner.

An Apollo astronaut’s former wife, JoAnn Petrie Carr, discussed her new novel Keeper of the Flame during the Bay Area Museum Guild’s 2014 Picnic at the Museum, offering a glimpse at the other side of the space program from a wife’s viewpoint.

Her talk followed a traditional picnic supper by the lake prepared by Guild members who delighted the dozens attending with fried chicken, potato salad, vegetables and a variety of pies.

Afterwards, Carr signed copies of her book.

Among those attending were Sandi and Sidney Allbritton, Deanne Lamoreux, Thom and Roberta Liston, Joan Wade, Dave and Cindy Kuenneke, Peggy Green, Vicki Buxton, Jerry and Peggy Clause, Ron and Carole Murphy, Bob and Nina McGlashan, Gib and Jan Larson, Badiha Nassar, Leo and Rose Merle Symmank, Sandi Quillen, Steve Quillen, Emmeline Dodd and Gene Hollier, Pat and Wendell Wilson, Hubert and Shirley Brasseaux and President Kimberley Weathers and her husband, Brett.

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