|... a typical child's meal ...|
Five year olds who have been learning to read were invited to bring their favourite volume to read.
The audience sat in wrapped wonder as the little ones read their chosen chapbook, first giving the audience the story, and then they got to choose one page and read it backwards.
|... the beloved creche from the Phillipines ...|
What a daring way to test them! Do they really know these words when they don’t have sentence context to back them up.
There were gifts at the end of the readings.
|... homemade chilli for the adults ...|
Cheers went up!
Then they were gifted with five Primary Phonics workbooks that Laynie had xeroxed.
More cheers. And cheers for the beautiful 3 ring zippered binders that Charise had donated.
|... Landon and Michael sit side-by-side ...|
At that Landon got up and did a victory dance.
The loot was coming in.
Next came a spiral binder full of more word games.
... youngest member at the Reading Club Party ...
That is where the readers club members and their friends enjoyed their meal together.
Wyona had small glasses out for them – they could choose their drink and their glass.
|... dessert -- ju-jubes ...|
|... Audra, the evenings best child tender ...|
As with other festive occasions hosted by Wyona, what her small guests ate was entirely up to them.
|dessert -- sour soothers|
Most of them have attended birthday parties together, or have met each other at the beach, so they were at least passingly familiar with each other.
If something can go wrong at a party, it will.
|dessert - bones|
Tonia’s recent experience with a similar problem tells her to call the city first, but the men wanted to at least get the sink semi-functional.
Tim Oldham, Jeremy Pilling and Richard Johnson all took their turns analyzing, augering, taking out the p-trap or running to Home Depot for another part or a tool rental.
|dessert - cheesies|
Space was at a premium.
Imagine yourself either in the kitchen or the living room; there are only small isles through which to walk.
|disgusting -- dried, candied rhubarb|
|Piper, a potential candidate for next year's club|
note her off-centred beverage glass
Time to bow my head and say “God bless them, everyone.”