Visit to the Sportsmen's Club
Now, Sportsmen's Clubs and pokie machines are not my scene but this year the church fellowship groups (about seven of them - so about ninety women) decided to eat at this venue instead of the getting-older women catering. We used to have fabulous dinners with decorations and trimmings, lots of singing, a speaker, etc. This time we had to wait for the bingo guys to leave, then we sat down as a waiter shoved a few leaves on the tables as decoration. Anyway I met lots of friends I don't see much so that was fine. A nice turkey meal and plum pudding. Water on the tables. Hey, where's the punch? Line up for coffee. Okay, bare and spare for a Christmas party but that's okay. The entertainment was lovely - about 28 Grade 5 and 6 (I guess) children from the Leopold Primary School and two teachers came in and sang half a dozen songs. A super idea. Better than older women listening to love songs of the 40s. Anyway I drew three women at the pokie machines while we waited, and then quick sketches of some of the singing group.