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|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 05 December 2013 09:14|
The Nov. 20 meeting of the Mid-Morning Belles Homemakers' Club was held at Carolyn Borcherding's home. Ten members and one guest were present and enjoyed a breakfast of coffee cake, cookies, and a squash-apple dish.
The speaker was Chief Sheriff Deputy Eric Reynolds, who is a history buff and a Civil War re-enactor. His talk centered on the day-to-day life of a Union soldier, especially regarding the clothes, gear, and the gun which would have been issued to the troops. He brought reproductions of all of these things to the meeting, and left the group with new insights about the war, the soldiers, the contributions that women and other civilians made to the cause, and certainly with a deeper appreciation of the hardships and sacrifice those soldiers went through. A donation was made to the D.A.R.E. program in appreciation of the presentation.
A brief business meeting followed and officers were elected.
The Christmas meeting and luncheon will be held at the Pemberville Library Community Room on Dec. 11.
Mental Culture Club
PEMBERVILLE - Mary Kuhlman welcomed 14 club members and a guest to her home on Nov. 12.
Karen Creps presented the parallel histories of quilting and our nation from 1600 to 2000. She intertwined samples of children's books that use quilts to teach the alphabet, American history, migration, social studies, mathematics, and family history. But the highlight of the program was the beautiful quilts that Creps and her friend, Charlene Butler, had made. They illustrated the evolution of quilts from providing warmth and comfort to celebrating life events, and expressing one's creativity.
Kuhlman served apple and pecan pies for dessert.
The club's Christmas party will be Dec. 10. There will not be a gift exchange. Instead members may bring staple foods or cash gifts for the Pemberville Food Pantry. Also, members should bring a Christmas card ready to mail and a seasonal object that has special meaning to share.