Dennis McLean, Sharon Buckman, Katherine Flotz, Sharon Palmeri, Diane Stratton, Sue Becherer, Shirley Hinman, Beverly Stanislawski, Amy Brailey
A vote of approval for the July 6, 2021 minutes was first given by BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI and seconded by KATHERINE FLOTZ.
BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI talked to the members about how to recognize a Haiku poem.
KATHERINE FLOTZ read her July entry for Story Worth entitled “What Was a Book That Really Made a Difference For You as an Adult? Kathy’s entry told of a book she had read, “Barefoot in the Rubble,” by Elisabeth Walter. The book told of her experiences and cruelties at the hands of Tito’s partisans during the Second World War.
AMY BRAILEY continued reading two pages of her book, “Jon Everett and the Hall of History.” This part of the book told of Jon experiencing the fear and confusion of the gunfight between the advanced guard, that he was a part of, on the march to attack Fort Duquesne.
SHARON BUCKMAN read two pages of her book, “Running on a Treadmill.” In this part of the book Sandy discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Eric, had found where she was hiding. Her mother and landlady began trying to help her form a plan to leave her new location without him seeing her leave.
BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI read her four stanza haiku poem entitled, “Majestic Mountains.” Her poem told of the majestic beauty, “Peering at God Face,” were, “Ancients of Another Time.” Beverly’s second poem, a Blues Sonnet entitled, “All That Jazz,” tells of the joy a jazz audience receives when hearing the unpredictable music.
SHIRLEY HINMAN read her 17 line poem entitled, “Household Hints.” Her poem told of very useful hints involving the use of vinegar, baking soda, tennis balls, castor oil, grapefruit peels and peppermint, grown in a jar.
DENNIS MC LEAN read four pages of his novel entitled, “The Flatboat.” The story, concerning Abe Lincoln’s journey on a flatboat, told of Abe telling one of his whimsical stories of his death, for a time, caused by his horse, Beulah.
SHARON PALMERI continued with four pages of her memoir entitled, “The Swiss Miss.” In this part of the memoir Sharon tells of her dating experiences with John as they go skating, bowling and the opera. When Sharon decides this was the man she wanted to marry she then takes him to meet her parents.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 P.M.