Thought I'd post these pictures of the sweet sisters, in varying degrees of sugar, who came and participated in the Fotobooth (thanks to Lauren Olson). I want to keep these pictures so I can remember these ladies in hardcopy, especially when some move away. That will be a dreadful day, for sure...for some will, indeed, move on to other places.
We were served a lovely brunch that filled us all for a long time! Great preparations, planning, decorating and baking went into this Saturday morning.
Back in the day, forever ago, Homemaking Meetings were held on Saturday mornings which is a great time to hold a great meeting. But times and society changed and meetings were put in the evenings...which I do NOT like at all. Too late, too dark, too tired for me. I can remember driving around picking up Jan Warren, Marilyn Corbley, Cindy Gaspar, and Linda Bruderer--stopping by McDonald's on the way. We were silly and fun-loving. Since I was in charge of these meetings, these women would stay to the bitter end, helping me set up and clean up. It was great.
Times changed in the attire we wore as well. We used to all wear skirts/dresses. Today most come looking like they've worked in the garden. Me? I still prefer a dress or skirt to pants any day...and not just for Homemaking Meeting (or RS meetings as it's called now...even Home, Family, Personal Enrichment has gone by the wayside). I don't care what others wear (at least I try not to) but do not attack me for what I wear. Not even in jest. Cuz if you do...and some did..you'll get more than you bargained for.
Just let's get back to being silly and fun-loving.
Here's me with Elaine Guthrie. I've got horns because of course I do have horns. Elaine is a musician and her 5 year old son, Caleb, has started coming for piano lessons. Last week I was offering her younger son, Noah, something and she called me Grandma Susan. It was a very sweet moment.
Jill Pavic and Cameo Tonkinson. Jill may be Mary Beth's best friend but I consider her one of mine as well. We always chat on Sunday evenings and then a few times during the week. Here's a woman, tho single, who is going to serve herself to death. Her mom is in a Alzheimer's Unit and she visits 4x/week at least and insists on feeding her mom. Her dad ages and is sad to be without his wife and has had quite a few health problems of late and even tho she has 2 brothers who live locally, she bears the burdens alone. I love her.
Tablescapes of sisters.
Anyway...that's the sisters who came to the ward Relief Society Brunch and here's Susan's work of art that is huge. I love how she made the drapery behind the temple picture and the basket of bread and wheat fade into the skies of the woman who is harvesting the wheat and it's all drawn together with the Book of Mormon and the Bible. The The colors are amazing and the message is pure and simple. I think our building lost something very special when this piece of art was removed...particularly because it was replaced with a very bland picture of the road leading to the Kirtland Temple. No color, no message. Just that. Oh well....