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Swank Night On The Town

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We were quite the socialites this weekend. Friday night we enjoyed the Out of Africa event at La Maison Gautier. Then on Saturday evening we watched  Uncle Nick make his debut as a duke at the Starlight Ball.
He especially enjoyed the limo ride to the ballroom.  The King and Queen were quite pleased with their court. Everyone received a boutonniere/corsage  at the door. Local dentists escorted the maids and dukes to the stage. Even our family dentist participated. And my friend from Winn Dixie was there with bells on. Isn't he a cutie? He is friendly and helpful at the supermarket, too. Supervisor Darlene thinks Uncle Nick needs to come out of his shell. I don't know.  What do you think? He boogied on the town till they shut it down. A night to remember.

Miracles In Action

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Friday Night we attended the Out of Africa fundraiser at La Maison Gautier, where we dined on grilled tuna, Swahili shrimp, and a New Orleans favorite, Bananas Foster.  The silent auction was great fun. Dear Husband and I were high bidders on a number of interesting items, including these handmade crafts from Kenya....
And a quilted bag sewn by refugees from the Rwandan genocide. Sewing Sowing Peace is the mission of women who quilt side by side with those who were once their mortal enemies.
The beauty of this bag exceeds the colorful patterns, because it was stitched together with heroic love. I will remember their testimony every time I use it. Lord change my hardened heart to  love enough to join them when we pray, "As we forgive those who trespass against us."
The most unique purchase was this Nativity Set made from banana leaves. Isn't is fabulous? It may remain on display throughout the liturgical year. I can't stop admiring the handiwork.
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