Greetings from Memphis!

After our fantastic fall meeting in late September, everyone seemed to be excited about rejuvenating the Colonial Dames in Memphis. In November, we had our first Dames Book Club get together at the restaurant inside our
wonderful independent bookstore, Novel. There were about a dozen attendees and the discussion was lively. We had read A Mount Vernon Love Story, the first book by Mary Higgins Clark. It was an easy-to-read biography about George Washington. At the meeting, we decided to read biographies of the first 5 presidents as theinaugural selections and we had a date in January to discuss David McCullough’s John Adams.

Sadly, most of our winter plans were scrapped over concern about spreading the virus. Our Christmas party, our first Dames Dinner Club meeting and our second Dames Book Club event would have been well attended – oh
well!! We were able to get several boxes of the new cookbook right before Christmas, so 35 of them have been sold thus far! Life seems to be getting back on track and we have set dates for the book club (Feb 22nd) and the dinner club (March 24th). Interest for both events is building!!

Our spring meeting will be in the chapel at Elmwood Cemetery on Thursday, April 14th. I am hopeful that our turn out will be big – there will be a good program, another “Minute for Ancestry”, delicious box lunches, and an
optional walking tour following the meeting. Memphis would love for any of the state officers to come see us then!!

Respectfully submitted,
Cary Brown