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Delightful and delicious: Teatime at Gloucester Point Baptist


Although the day began as a cloudy, gloomy Saturday with rain showers hither and yon there was a bright ray of sunshine in the afternoon at the Gloucester Point Baptist Church. The ladies of the church were hosting a Mother-Daughter Tea.

Members of the Woman’s Missionary Union came up with this idea and immediately put their ideas into action, making plans for at least 50 people to attend (they had no idea how many would arrive). The ladies baked, and made salads and hors d’oeuvres. The tables were attractively dressed with fresh flower arrangements, china cups and saucers. Each saucer held a Scottish shortbread, a variety of tea choices and, of course, sugar cubes and cream.

When all guests were seated there were 40 plus. A teapot filled with hot water was served to each, providing each lady with her own teapot. The cups were soon filled and refilled, and if your teapot was getting empty a hostess refilled it immediately with hot water. Then the plates overflowin...

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