Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Another girl's pot luck..

Last night the old house was full of women of all ages as we celebrated our "First Monday Night of the Month Potluck." I decided late last winter that so many women just need a place to go and chat and share great food, without the umbrella of restaurants. The Monday night pot luck was conceived.

The women are of all ages and last night the house was full...The foods ranged from spinach sald to five-fruit homemade pie with minestrone soup and everything else in between. We sit in the living room on chairs, on the floor with pillows and dishes and wine glasses surrounding us. The conversation is lively and engaging either in small groups or everyone talking at once. Last night the women were reluctant to leave and as the candles burned low some of us kept talking til the midnight hour.

I would love to see this concept move out to other communities. Let me know if you start one in your own home town.

Karen made up a flier with all the dates..it is colorful and lively...like all of the women. She asked me for a quote...here it is: Pot lucks are for folks who cook one thing really well!

Lou Ann Homan-Saylor lives in Angola, Indiana which is nestled in the hills of Northern Indiana. You can find her gardening or writing late into the night under the light of her frayed scarlet lamp. She is a storyteller, a teacher, a writer, an actress and a collector of front porch stories.