The program for this meeting was three “Ten Minute Book Reviews.” Ginny Neis reviewed “What Ails the White House” by Dr. Murphy, a doctor in Olathe. The book explored the hidden illnesses and conditions of presidents kept from public knowledge. Ellen Neis reviewed Casper’s “Sarah Johnson of Mt. Vernon — Slaves of Mt. Vernon.” In her long life, Sarah went from slave to freed slave to land owner to entrepreneur to an official guide to the restored Mt. Vernon. Flo Lyon reviewed “Abigail Adams — Witness to a Revolution” by Bober. Because of illness, Carol Cramer read Lyon’s paper. Besides being the wife and mother of two presidents, Adams raised four children, managed the farm, bought and sold cattle, fought for women’s rights to education and property and gave political advice to her husband. As an addition to the program, Donner Wasserfallen gave a short account of First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Thirteen members answered roll call. Three cards were sent to ailing members Norma Boone, Carol Fleming and Flo Lyon.
The club decided to change the May meeting to May 14 instead of May 21.
The next meeting will be March 19 at the home of Olive Buehler. The meeting was adjourned to enjoy refreshments served by the hostess Jones and co-hostess Ginny Neis.
— Submitted by
Carol Cramer, reporter