Forest Park Women’s Club

Several months ago I was invited to speak to the Forest Park Women’s Club, so on February 21st, I gave my first presentation of 2019. The group meets at the Forest Park Senior Center, and the ladies had put a lot of effort into highlighting the tearoom theme. Many members brought in lovely teapots to … [Read more…]

Fashionable Cincinnati

What an enjoyable class I attended on Thursday, September 27th! It was one of OLLI’s brown bag lunch talks led by Bette Sherman. She took a large group of us on an enjoyable “car ride” (via a slide of her mother’s 1960 Lincoln Continental convertible) downtown for “a glance back at what we wore and … [Read more…]

Your talk was fabulous!

Receiving that message in a note from the Cincinnati Woman’s Club was wonderful. It always feels good to know audience members thoroughly enjoyed the information and that it brought back fond memories for them, and it’s always fun to see people I know in the audience – that happened again when some old-time neighbors and … [Read more…]

Evergreen Retirement Community

It was a beautiful evening on May 13th when I went to the Evergreen Retirement Community to speak with the residents. As happens at different engagements, I saw people that I haven’t seen for years. On this occasion, I got to visit with Dr. Rae Hartman, a longtime friend of my husband’s family, and Marilyn … [Read more…]

Anderson Senior Center

The Anderson Senior Center invited me to come speak on Friday, May 18th. As described in their publication, Senior Lifestyle, I discussed a little bit about what was involved in the various stages of the book project: research, writing, and recipes. I also provided a brief look at what downtown Cincinnati used to be like … [Read more…]

Green Township Historical Association

On Tuesday, May 15th, I gave a Lost Tea Rooms presentation at the Nathanael Greene Lodge. The Green Township Historical Association is a very friendly organization, and both female and male members attended my presentation. I was able to visit with the attendees both before and after my talk. While speaking with one group, I … [Read more…]

Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky

The Ft. Mitchell Baptist Church was the setting of my talk on Thursday, May 10th. The Seniors invited me to share my stories and photos. There were some previous acquaintances in the audience: Nellie Goodridge, a former manager in Pogue’s Camargo Room, was very helpful when I was in my research phase for the book. … [Read more…]

I was invited back!

I was invited back to speak at the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community on Wednesday, April 11th. Based on comments that people made after the presentation, I think everyone found the topics interesting. One woman said my talk was so enjoyable she would have liked it if I’d continued talking for another hour! The tables … [Read more…]