Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lucille Ball Program

Long before my daughter was scheduled for surgery a member of the Rochester Symphony Guild contacted me about being the speaker for their April meeting and luncheon.  The subject requested was Lucille Ball.

Their meetings are held in the Royal Park Hotel's conservatory.  While I've had Afternoon Tea in the Gallery many times it was my first time to be in the beautiful conservatory.  I arrived around 11:00 a.m. to set up my display table, and their meeting began at 12:00 noon followed by lunch and my presentation.  

In mid-April we watched the snow flurries from the conservatory!

When the server asked what I'd like to drink, I replied, "hot tea." For a hotel with an Afternoon Tea service that is second to none, I was surprised when she suggested a plain Lipton tea bag, but even Lipton's hit the spot on a cold, spring day. 

A few moments before I was scheduled to speak I put on my Lucille Ball apron depicting the chocolate factory episode and my pink chef's hat.

It was ironic that a chocolate dessert was served in keeping with the theme of the chocolate factory episode.

The Symphony Guild ladies were a pleasure to speak to.  They were so attentive, responsive, and complimentary, and I enjoyed my time with them immensely.  A speaker's job is easy when the subject is a topic everyone loves, and I Love Lucy definitely falls into that category.

When I went into the powder room, I couldn't resist taking a photo of the unique chair pictured below.

It was a delightful afternoon.  Thank you Gail and guild members for inviting me.

On another subject, my daughter, Lori, came home from the hospital this afternoon after  several ups and down.  She will be recuperating at my house.  I think she's finally on the road back to recovery.


  1. I'm sure the ladies loved your presentation on Lucy, and your apron and hat are darling. I'm glad to read that Lori is on the road to recovery, and I'm sure you'll take good care of her and enjoy having her at your home while she recovers.

  2. Congratulations on your "I Love Lucy" presentation. Glad that Lori is getting better. God Bless.

  3. What a lovely conservatory! Prayers for fast healing for your daughter.

  4. What a beautiful place for tea! You look so cute in your Lucy outfit! Prayers for Lori and a swift recovery.


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