Thursday, June 28, 2018
The Sewing Club
In my search for Lindsley information this past weekend, I came across this photo. When Jane and her sister Patty (not shown) moved to the retirement places, Richland Place, Jane invited her sewing pals over for a lunch.
The sewing club was started over seventy years ago and at first the ladies sewed baby clothes for their first born and there were several more ladies at that time. Ladies dropped out or were added within those years. Then sewing turned into luncheons at each others home every three weeks. The Club did not have officers but you could say Jane was the one who kept others informed. Most of the ladies had their own special menu and the others looked forward to those luncheons. Jane and Opie (not shown) continued to bring sewing to be done and occasionally so did Dell.
Growing up Prince and his brother Ed did not look forward to left overs from their mothers menu. They still joke about it if the sewing club is mentioned.
As for me I got to help out when the ladies came here and it was fun to be included. Mostly I just listen to the others stories and I thought it was a fun way to spend the afternoon. The dither leading up to the luncheon was one I was not fond of because it involved extra cleaning and decision made what to fix and when to get it etc etc.
Some of the ladies children keep in touch now and I am sure they share sewing club stories.
Please check out the Christmas stocking on the doorway. Jane made some of the children, their spouses also their children a stocking with name and year of birth . We hang ours every Christmas. We often wonder how many of Jane's stockings are hung up each Christmas.
The Kitty Justice is only one member remains and that is my MIL.