The table at the entrance to the luncheon set the Halloween theme.
Once a month, the women's organization of our church--the Relief Society--puts on a Silver Sisters luncheon for the, shall we say, more experienced ladies in our ward. No one is really sure what constitutes a "Silver Sister." When I asked around, some said they thought it was reaching the age of 60, some thought it was 55, and a few thought it might even be 50. However, everyone agreed that no one really cared. Just come and enjoy!
11 Oct 2011 - The ladies at my table: Eileen, Susan, Carol, Elenna,
Caryl (my mom-in-law), and my buddy Gwen. (That's from left to right.)
I've never even thought about attending the luncheon since I work every day during the week. However, my mother-in-law has been attending the luncheons, so I decided to join her there this morning. After all, I am 57 years old now and, although there's not much silver in my hair yet, I am certainly "experienced"!
The ghostly decorations at our table. And chocolate, too!
The timing worked out well since this was Fall Break weekend, giving me 4 days off. I got to spend the morning raking leaves and pine needles from the front yard with my children. Tomorrow I go back to work and start the second quarter of our first semester.
Adorable toads-in-a-cauldron decorations at another table.
More cute decorations at another table.
Even dessert was decorated with tiny colored fall leaves. Adorable!
I cannot wait till I can retire and have my days free to participate in these types of activities! Ed and I are plotting together in hopes that I'll be able to retire when Dylan graduates in 2016. I just might be able to bear 4 more years of teaching!