Perfect cheese scones. . .
and the fragrance of freshly baked apple raisin bread. . .
"hi. . .please come in". . .
smiles and welcomes. . . .
a table set with the utmost care . .
china. . .and individual name tags. . .
because that is the kind of hostess she is.
Later in the afternoon. . .while making dinner. . .
I thought. . .Anneliese. . .always has. . .and always will have a gift.
Making the local Mennonite Girls Can Cook. . .feel welcomed ..
I thought .. . she didn't have to do it. . but she really wanted to. . .
and boy. . does it ever make a girl feel welcome.
It was no ones birthday. . no one retired .. .no one had any kind of milestone at all.
She invited us .. . just because.
I wonder how many other women besides myself. . .
over the years she has inspired to be a hostess with a gentle manner .. .
and a bit of care. . that makes a girl feel special.
I came home and looked at my china. . .
I'll plan a luncheon. . .
soon. . .very soon. .
Surely . . .a few girls I care about need a bit of pampering.
Today is a grammie day. . .