As many of you know, I am a member of an Overseas Wives Club. It is a club that meets once a month. We meet for a couple of hours and have tea and biscuits. There are about 16 members and the majority of the ladies have been members of the club since the 1950's. Most of the women are British and came to VT after the war having married men in the Service. They have been friends for a long time and this little group keeps them in touch with each other and helps them to not feel too home sick.
The ladies are all very sweet and most are over 55 - it is like having 16 grandmas!
Last night was a meeting at my good friend Victoria's house. There was a really good turn out with 14 women attending. We had a tipple of wine - very unusual as it is normally tea and biscuits!
We also had a silent auction last night to raise some money for charity and we managed to raise $154 so that was a pretty good showing.
We then all had alot of chocolate cake, some biscuits and of course tea!
I have taken on the duty of finding a location for the annual Christmas banquet this year so I shall be busy this month trying to find somewhere locally that will host our dinner. Last year we ate at the Vermont National. It seems a lot of the women are a little concerned that with the current financial situation that there will not be anywhere prepared to host a dinner on a Wednesday evening for 30 people. If anyone knows of anywhere then let me know!
Also if anyone knows of any older ladies who are not from here who are in need of a little companionship then let me know. We would love to have some new members!
- Stella Abraham, REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty
346 Shelburne Road, Burlington, VT 05401