Kentucky Laureate RHO Sorority met Jan. 8 at the home of Norma Collins. The home was decorated throughout with winter evergreens, so beautiful.
Hostesses Mahal a Frazier, Patty Nantz, Ellen Compton and Jolinda Wright served a delicious vegetable soup, sandwich and dessert to the following: Vernell Mullins, Irene Smith, Liz Simon, Sandy Banks, Sally Caudill, Ann Bradley and Earlene Williams.
To celebrate the start of our New Year, we had spiced tea by the warm fire and shared memories about old and new friends. Many have moved away. We don’t see them as often as we would like, but distance doesn’t really matter to true friends.
Jolinda read a beautiful tribute from the Presbyterian Church about Irene Smith. She was honored by the church for her many years of dedicated service. Irene is a great sorority sister and friend. Congratulations, friend, and happy birthday.
Jolinda had a great program on Random Acts of Kindness. Members told of the many kindnesses they had received and pledged to do more of the same in the community.
We ended the program with a candlelight service. Each member spoke from the heart what they wished for the sorority and what they loved and treasured about the many years we have been together. Our sorority is truly a family and each sister is very special. The following poem was given to me many years ago by a friend.
By Patience Strong
Time sifts our friendships and our friends,
For time alone can be the test.
And with the passing of the years,
We lose the false and keep the best.
And when, beyond the distant hills
The golden sun of life descends —
We find God’s greatest gift has been
The love of true and faithful friends.
Jan. 19, we will be traveling (weather permitting) to the Wise Inn in Virginia for lunch and a day of shopping.