December 13, 2008 by Lifepainter
Lovely holiday luncheon yesterday. Dear Lady put on a sit-down holiday luncheon for about 20 women in our community. If it had been 1950, the luncheon might have looked like women wearing shirt-dresses with petticoats to make them flounce, hats and gloves, and a fashionable purse. But it isn’t 1950, and that is not what the women looked like at our luncheon yesterday. Although, our dear hostess, bless her heart, had a gift for each of us at the close of the luncheon — individual hand-sewn aprons that she had been making since the previous summer. She made them specifically to gift to each of us at her holiday luncheon.
I would share photos, but I haven’t obtained permissions from the women, so in respect for their privacy, if I have photos that don’t reveal faces, I might post those later.
I’m just tickled with the holiday festivities this year right here within our small little village. Open house party, holiday luncheon, church potluck, Women’s Club potluck coming up next week, annual Christmas play put on by the children, Open house party on New Year’s Eve, chili dinner – bring breads later in January. Perhaps these gatherings have been the norm here for several years, but I’m just entering into all the festive fun this year, so it’s all new to me. And as such, it’s like opening a lot of gaily wrapped presents, different in form and shape.