Friday, August 28, 2009

Book Club Today!

Today is Book Club at Betty's house.

Not to sound like a Big Shot or anything, but it's true that I belong to TWO book clubs. They both meet once a month. In one, we discuss a common book picked out the month before. In the one meeting today, we all just bring books we like and share them with one another. I call this one my Neighborhood Book Club.

I get a big kick out of these women. Most of them are in the 60's and 70's and they are a hoot. We discuss everything under the sun, oh yes, and books too of course. However, as most people who are in book clubs know, it's not about the books. We gather just to, well, gather and talk. In this particular club we discuss husbands, what Trader Joe's is or is not carrying anymore, good movies we have gone to, or want to go to. There is also a lot of sharing of pictures of grandchildren and tales of their incredible feats.

I consider it a real honor and privilege to sit and talk to these women, and I often think how my grandmother and mother would have only very rare opportunities to get together with their friends and just sit around and talk. I know I am lucky.

Today the meeting is at my house and so that means I need to get out there and clean up some and go out and get snacks for the meeting because food also plays a BIG part in these gatherings.

Here's to women gathering to talk and share and eat. Whether it's a book club or not, at the end of the day, that's where all the good stories start and that's where you'll meet some characters who will help you out in whatever chapter of life you happen to find yourself.

Happy Fridays everybody!


Susan said...

Wish I could be there.

Bossy Betty said...

Me too!