The Priscilla Book Club met at the Lincolnton home of Suzanne Peeler on April 18 at 3 p.m.
Fourteen members were served Key lime pie and coffee.
President Sarah Lantz thanked the hostess and invited the group to share news. Members received an update on honorary members, Avis Peeler and Sarah Stroup. Vicki Yoder and Kay Barefoot are looking forward to becoming grandmothers.
Judy Holland has returned from her trip to Italy. She announced that she is interested in compiling a concise history of the Priscilla Book Club.
Collaborating with Judy on the project will be Suzanne Peeler, who has Avis Peeler’s journal.
For her literary moment, Mrs. Lantz continued her theme of featuring authors in the media.
She spotlighted the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of several best-selling books, Rick Bragg, who is featured monthly in Southern Living magazine.
For April, Bragg wrote several satiric thank-you letters after being advised by his wife that he should express his gratitude.
President Lantz shared the letter addressed to “Dear Mr. Telemarketer.”
The minutes of the March meeting were read by recording secretary, Nelva Goodson, and approved. Vicki Yoder, treasurer, reported a financial balance of $195.04.
Corresponding secretary Suzanne Peeler reported that Easter cards were sent to honorary members.
With no further business, the meeting was turned over to the program leader, Elizabeth Leatherman, who reviewed the young adult novel “Mockingbird” by Kathryn Erskine. The book deals with the subject of Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism.
Because her 13-year-old daughter has Asperger’s, Erskine was led to research the disease.
The story, told in first-person by a middle schooler, reveals the inner working of the mind of one with Asperger’s.
They are different and do not see the world as others do. They are literal-minded, and their lives must have structure.
President Lantz thanked Mrs. Leatherman for the wonderful, informative program.
In closing, Mrs. Lantz read two stanzas of “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Longfellow.
The date of the memorable ride was April 18, 1775.
Kay Barefoot will be hostess for the May business meeting.
Upon leaving, everyone was given a white daisy, the club’s flower, by the hostess.