Margaret’s Eclectic Wine & Words
“The Novel Dames”
When the mood strikes, or the stars align in their proper place, Margaret Epperson (an absolute genuine article from Jersey) convenes one of the most unique gathering of women I have have ever witnessed, this side of THE VIEW. And I do not make such a claim just because I am a member of this vociferous crew.
But this is a book club like none other. While most literary gatherings focus on the writing of the author or the hidden meaning about this or that plot, these ladies are seeking out the fellowship of like-minded women………..oh and did I mention the wine and food?
And from all walks of life…..
- Do we discuss the merits of the classics? – Only if it’s a vintage Chardonnay
- Have we read the latest book on the Best Seller List? – It’s not that we haven’t read, there’s just more important things going on
- Can we quote the content chapter & verse? – For about 1/20th of the time between 7P and Midnight
- How can 20 women talk 20 ways to Friday? – That’s easy when you only see each other once a month or so. Enough time has passed that chances are, 1-2-3 and here comes a baby bump!
And yes we do talk about books!
But we prefer short stories!
Pretty soon we will be calling this THE THIN BOOK CLUB, because thick books get in the way of great conversation.
“Who’s house will we be going to next? Margaret will make sure that each of us volunteers our space and kick our husbands, kids, dogs & cats out for that precious 5 hour slot; where minds meet, girlfriends eat and bottles of wine deplete, all in the name of the written word.”