Book Group is an important part of my life. I don't always get there. I don't always get the book read even when I do get there. What I do always do is love being with the sisters who are there, whether I am there in person or in spirit. Each time the hostess has some sort of refreshments to enjoy after the discussion.
In September the book was Still Alice. This book was very difficult for many of the ladies as some have or had family members with Alzheimer's disease, or find themselves forgetting things and imagine the same disease becoming part of their own lives.
Being one of the latter ones, I dissolved in tears too many times, but did love the discussion and the sweet sharing that took place throughout the evening. When it came time for refreshments, Melissa had put out a fabulous spread of comfort foods, like lighter-than-air crescent rolls, cornmeal muffins, poppyseed muffins, and a variety of toppings for them including the best honey butter you ever slathered on bread, fresh strawberry jam, rich dark apple butter, and the apple pie jam I brought. (I brought something else to put the apple pie jam on, but cannot for the life of me remember what it was--note comment above--and figure it was probably not that spectacular if I cannot remember...).
The jam is like thick quite sweet applesauce.