January 02, 2008 Our Almont/Allenton group of Red Hats (I can't think of our official name) were invited to Barbara Korth's home for a Christmas tea on Dec. 18. She is our "Queen." Such wonderful goodies she did produce! We told her she should open a tea room.
She seated us around her dining room table with its red tablecloth, napkins and beautiful centerpiece. She had two teapots on the table with exotic teas. Several ladies took turns pouring and we joked that it should be put in the papter that so-and-so and so-and-so poured. We reminisced about the days when Edith Waltz would call on Sunday evenings to report in the following week's paper of Almont's social activities. It was important to know who poured the tea. Thanks Barb for the wonderful afternoon of joviality and wonderful, dainty treats.
By the time you read this the winter solstice will have occurred, when the sun was at its most southerly point. Now it is on its journey back north toward spring. The days will lengthen. Won't they be welcome!
A few words of wisdom from Edwin Markham for the new year.
A GUIDE FOR THE
"And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year 'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown!'
"And he replied:
'Go out into the darkness
and put thine hand into
the hand of God;'
'That shall be to thee better than light and safer than