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W. DALE CRAMER SPEAKS TO BOOK CLUB 2008



JANUARY 28th's BOOK CLUB MEETING Featuring W. DALE CRAMER - "SUTTER'S CROSS"







In "Sutter's Crossing" many treasures could be found.

My favoriate was a quote from the character Agnes as she talks with Jake.
" What's a prophet look like? How do you know he ain't a sow's ear?"


"A What?"

"A sow's ear. Airn't you ever noticed? I know you read your bible Seems like every time God needs somebody for something. He picks the last man anybody'd expect. If He wants to make a silk purse, He'll start with a sow's ear every time. Like when He needed somebody to kill a warrior giant, He went and got a skinny young'un with a rock. When He got in a fire-building contest, He first wet the wood. When He needed somebody to write a bunch of chapters for His book he picked one of His worst enemies."


Dale said this passage was the "heart" of the story. We also discussed his Christy Award winning books "Bad Ground" and Levi's Will". Dale was delightful, funny, sincere and very informative. Look in the near future for the book he is working on about "a Chicken" no kidding!!!


The night started discussing the Book Club Committment forms for 2008 and answering any questions anyone had. We went over making book club safe and being committed and responsible to the club. All went well.


The night ended with Dale graciously signing our books and talking to the ladies. It truly was a very special night. Monday & Tuesday night groups were combined so everyone got to meet Dale and one another. It was fun.


Jill Puckett had designed our tables which were themed around the book. She did a beautiful job. I made the Chili and rice. Gail Mundy made the corn bread. It was yummy!!!! Tish had a birthday on that night so we celebrated by eating the Birthday cookie Gail brought and singing her Happy Birthday!! We have some great memories from that night.

6 comments:

  1. You really look like you are enjoying what you are doing. I rejoice with you that the Lord has you where he does. I can tell that you are doing a wonderful job. You are bringing the books alive. May the Lord continue to bless you as you continue to walk in all that he has for you.

    Your friend,
    Michelle

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  2. Michelle;
    What a pleasant surprise to find your comment here. Thank you for your kind words and your prayer. It means a great deal to me my friend.

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  3. I almost want to relocate. I want a book club with cool visitors!

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  4. Looks like I missed a great time! Hopefully, I won't have to be absent again. :)

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  5. Dear Laken;
    I know that you hardly ever miss a meeting. You won't want to miss the Feb. 25th meeting with Denise Hildreth. She is one special lady. It's going to be a memorable night. I have someone taking lots of pictures. You'll see them within a few days of our meeting. Look for them.
    See you then.

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  6. Kelly;
    I wish you could be apart of our book club too. It would REALLY be fun. I know that you would have really good questions and comments for the authors and for the ladies in the group. If you are ever in the area stop in for a meeting. You are ALWAYS welcome. :)

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