50 Days to 50 Years: Day 21, The Montrose Church Women’s Coffee at Casa de Clovis

11 07 2016

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us,
delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful,
more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.” — Alice Waters

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Day 21 of 50 Days to 50 Years was another lovely monthly gathering of the Women’s Coffee. This time around we had the pleasure of meeting at the gorgeous home of Clovis in La Canada.

Clovis’ home is lovingly laid out, and you can feel the history and wealth of years coming through the walls. The highlight of her home is the patio with its picturesque landscaping. It feels as though you have stepped out of time!

It was great to see all the usual faces: Jana, Sandy, the Carolyns, Farideh, Becky, and Barbie. I met Anita at the very first Women’s Coffee I attended back in April, and she was as bright and funny as I remembered. Sylvia had returned after a brief absence from the coffees, so it was a pleasure meeting her for the first time.

As usual, the fare was scrumptious—no Vons or Ralph’s bakery among this bunch! Sandy even made Chai donuts from scratch; very delicate, the perfect compliment to coffee, and the other goodies.

Two hours later, the sugar high and coffee buzz was long gone, but the joy of gathering, the feeling of support, and the bond of community remained. This is a great way to start a week, and a defining blessing to lead off my 50 years.

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