From Barb Hendry
On April 22, our Fellowship Circle enjoyed seeing an exhibit at the Rosengart Gallery entitled "Lines Through Time: Interpreting Family History Through Art." Rebecca got special permission to open the gallery for us on a Saturday. Then we had lunch at Luetta Moore Park where, inspired by the exhibit theme, most of us shared stories about special objects. Mike and Rebecca showed us favorite pieces of art, Greg and Barb told us about art/craft pieces that reminded them of their experiences living abroad, Betsy and Jim showed us books they had each written about their family histories, and Sandra told a story about an heirloom from her aunt. We learned more about each others' pasts and interests through this fun activity. Paul and Neil also attended. We will meet again for lunch on May 13.
From Dee Liston
Jessica, Brenda, Inge, Leon, Relinda, and Dee gathered for Gumbo and jazz at the Spencer's home! We had a great evening of fellowship, sharing our trials and triumphs in reconstructing and replicating old family recipes (just how much is a block of cheese or a box of powdered sugar?) Getting to know one another in these cozy, informal settings at one another's homes has been a great joy.
From Adrienne Cohen
Adrienne, Michael, Kathy, Larry and Sharon gathered at the Botanical Gardens just after the last day of the garden sale. We met under the pagoda at the garden. It was a lovely spot and a great opportunity to enjoy the start of spring. We discussed our visions for the fellowship in the future and all the assets and strengths we currently have to move us toward that vision.
From Martha Hughes
The theme of our Fellowship Circle this month was definitely food! The Thompsons minus John
(Abby, Mason, and Amelia), Anna Blackwell, Janice Cawthorn, Alicia Barnes, Evelyn Winn, and
Martha Hughes met at the home of Teresa Winn for a snack potluck that included a charcuterie
board, fresh fruit and nuts, cheese dip and chips, brownies, and to top it all off, Haagen-Daz ice
cream bars. We ended the feast in the backyard by sitting around Teresa’s conversation pit in
her new Adirondack chairs and watching the white clouds roll by. All in all, it was the best
Sunday afternoon I have had in a long time, with good food and good friends. Thank you for