Saturday, April 14, 2007
Beehive Book Club
Last night, it was my turn to host the Beehive Book Club gathering. Our book for this time was actually a children's book: A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO by Richard Peck. I felt so lucky to get to "do" this month as I am quite interested in the time frame of this book, 1929 - 1948. Here's the table before the guests came. (I added more food then!) It was fun to use vintage suitcases, photos, games, dishes and linens from my years of collecting this 'n that. Because Grandma Dowdel was one who canned and preserved fruits and vegetables, I decided to have a taste-testing appetizer theme with assorted jams and such...and, no, I didn't have a thing to to with the preserving process! I purchased! At one point in the evening, all the Clubbers had the chance to try on vintage hats from that time period - whether they wanted to or not, I suppose. However, they went along with the show, and then Wes came downstairs to be our official group photographer. To protect their true identities, I have cropped their faces from these shots. Thanks, Beehive Book Clubbers, for making the evening so much fun! I will give you a group picture with faces shown at a later date...y'all looked so adorable in your vintage hats and you are such good sports to put up with my quirks. Happy Reading!