"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Womens Business

One woman volunteered to drive. Two cars of us drove about 50 miles from here to a small town. On the way there one woman pointed out where she grew up, the barn can be seen from the road but the house could not. A woman showed us where cousins live. I call them country roads, just because I am used to freeways.

Our car arrived a little early, so our driver showed the homes and the businesses and churches in the town to us. There were some very large, newer homes there.  One man was walking on his house roof  removing the fallen leaves with his blower. Other men were mowing the leaves on the ground. The colors of the trees were definitely shouting FALL.

After parking at the Womens Club, we joined the women in line. Over 300 women were there for the same thing. The annual salad luncheon and fashion show. This was the 34th year for this event.

There were about 40 long tables, each one decorated in a different theme. They were wonderful. Some were glamorous, some were glitzy, some had animal themes. Each table had matching sets of dishes, napkins, silverware, and a candy dish at each place setting. Our table had mint patties, others had nuts, still others had various colors of M & M's. The most formal table had black and white M & M's.

Since I eat gluten free, there aren't many food events I attend. But the salad affairs provide an abundance of food for someone like me. One trip to the four long tables filled with salads was enough to satisfy my appetite.

After the women removed our plates, the first half of the fashion show began. Clothes being modeled were from a higher end womens store in Lincoln. The models were all ages and all sizes.

There were donated gifts ranging from bags of local apples to beauty products and many gift certificates, some for elegant dinners and some for hair salons. There were so many prizes being doled out, my mind began to drift, and then I heard my number. I double checked the number on my ticket in front of me, then stood up so the girls helping their mothers could bring me my prize.  A large very soft stuffed dog with the Bass Pro Shop tag in his ear. My cat thinks he is hers.

Lola talking to her new friend.

Lola cleaning her new friend.

12 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I use to attend two fashions shows around Christmas and they were always fun.

DJan said...

Oh, what fun! And to win a friend for Lola, even better. I love the picture of her grooming her pal. :-)

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Well it seems that you had some fancy luncheon but the best part was sharing your prize with Lola.
How do you find living this gluten free life style?

Ms. A said...

Since Lola was unable to attend, how great that she's a winner, too!

terri said...

That sounds like such fun! I'm glad you could enjoy the food there too.

The stuffed dog is cute, but Lola is adorable the way she has befriended him and takes care of him!

Stephen Hayes said...

Lola finally finds love.

Abby said...

Wow, that sounds like fun! I've never been to a fashion show, so that would be fun in itself, but the way you ladies spent the day sounds wonderful. That Lola is TOO cute!

Brian Miller said...

ha...very cool on your cats response...lol...and sounds like you had a blast....

Unknown Mami said...

I've always know you are a winner.

Rock Chef said...

Good thing that Lola doesn't mind having a dog in the house!

R. J. said...

I've always wondered what people do in Nebraska. Sounds like a good plan and fun to me.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow! That is a big turnout for the lunch and fashion show! It sounds like a lot of fun and I'm glad you didn't have to do the driving.

And Lola scored a toy! You can't beat that.

xo jj