New Vineyard Public Library Mother’s Day Tea

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Hope Hill, second from right, attends the New Vineyard Public Library’s third annual Mother’s Day Tea with her mother, Holly Hill, second from left; grandmother, Carolee Merrill, left; and Shirley Lidstone, great-grandmother. The community room was transformed into a proper English tea room on May 13, complete with large silver tea service, a Staffordshire china set, pots and tiny spoons, all atop hand embroidered, linen table cloths and napkins. Thirty-seven mothers, daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters were presented corsages. Scones served with jam and clotted cream, and many varieties of savories, tiny sweets and cakes, were served on tiered china trays. Guests shared memories of moms, including laughable remembered sayings, customs and reflections. The program ended with a poem and the reading the book, “Wish You More.”

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