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MSA PPS poets celebrate the season

Posted by Violet Nesdoly on November 30, 2012

We had our last MSA PPS event of 2012—a Christmas potluck—on Wednesday, November 28th.  Rudy and Ruth-Ann graciously hosted us in their beautiful home. Thank you so much!

msa pps Christmas potluck

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There were turkey and fixings, salads, veggie dishes and, of course, dessert. Brayden began the meal by reading a poem prayer he composed for the occasion.

msa pps Christmas potluck - poem by Brayden Sawatzky

After dinner we gathered around in the living room for a gift exchange/game. Each person got to pick a wrapped gift when his or her name was drawn.

MSA PPS Christmas potluck - 4

Though the rules of the gift exchange allowed any person, at their turn, to steal anyone else’s gift instead of unwrapping a new one, the exchange proceeded very civilly until near the end, when cheeky Nicholas stole Erin’s gift card. It all ended happily when Erin unwrapped a book that pleased her just as well.

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November 28th would have been our friend Thurlow’s 100th birthday! We remembered him with a toast by Brayden, a tribute by Erin and the singing of Happy Birthday. How he would have enjoyed this celebration. We do miss him!

MSA PPS Christmas potluck - 6

The MSA Poets Potpourri Society now takes a break until March.

Our first reading of 2013 is scheduled for Monday, March 11th at the Clearbrook Library Meeting Room, 6:30-8:30.

Please check back here for more details closer to the date.

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4 Responses to “MSA PPS poets celebrate the season”

  1. Shelley Haggard said

    It was a lovely evening spent in a fine home, eating wonderful food and friends enjoying each other. Thanks to all for their contributions and major thanks to Ruth-Ann and Rudy for givng us such a great welcome.
    Nice job on the posting Violet, thanks so much!

  2. Joe Mrak said

    It was a lovely evening to say the least – the food was choice and the setting fit for Royalty – Thank you Ruthann and Rudy for hosting this event in your beautiful home – on the day of Thurlows 100th birthday – he was there in spirit – the singing “Happy Birthday Thurlow” was quite moving. I’m glad Rudy the best gift in the gift exchange game – lol – and oh ya – thank you Violet for the work you do for the club –

  3. Terry Broadworth said

    Lovely evening – wonderful Hosts – Food was Fabulous and it was great being together in a social setting.

  4. Paul Mckeown said

    What a lovely evening, thank you my fellow poets and friends.

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