NOTE: Several antique baby dresses and other items will be posted for sale Wednesday morning.
“Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God.” Leviticus 19:32
All set up and waiting for the 11:00 service to be over (faces obscured because I for got to ask permission to post). Gold table toppers and table numbers were left over from our daughter’s wedding.
Today at our church there was a gala luncheon celebration for members of our congregation who are over 90 years old. Sponsored by the deacons, this was an especially lovely event! Twenty-two of the 46 eligible members were in attendance with their family and friends as guests. Almost 125 dinners were served.
Bob and I were both busy serving, so this is the only photo that we took. After our church photographer posts photos, I will include more. Fellowship Hall really did look very festive. The theme was “fall,” though I thought for an event with so many elderly guests, “Don’t fall” would have been a better choice.
As each honoree entered Fellowship Hall, a boutonniere or corsage was pinned on and a photo taken.
The lady on the left, above, decided the honorees should have a goody bag as a sort of party favor. On her own and with the help of her 11 yo granddaughter, she filled gaily wrapped bags with a word search booklet, a Bible scripture bookmark, a picture frame for the photo that was taken today, some hard candy, and a daily devotional booklet. Each honoree was also give a souvenir booklet with a bio of each of the over 90 members.
I was in charge of decorations and was pleased to be able to reuse many things made for our daughter’s wedding and– much to my dear husband’s dismay– still stored in our garage. Twenty gold table toppers, some sheer and some tapestry weight, were placed over the green cloths and the embroidered table numbers were once again put into use.
at Rebecca’s wedding— same tapestry table cloth, same gold chargers, same embroidered table numbers, same linen napkins
When the table numbers were made, I knew it was a lot of time spent on a small detail, but Rebecca and I both liked the idea. Since the wedding, these same numbers were used for four Mother’s Day teas at the church of my daughter’s mother-in-law and then for the wedding of a sweet family friend. And in the next year, they will be used again for the wedding of another family friend. So the numbers have been put to good use. Continue reading