WAY BACK----a LONG TIME AGO--Mamaw James belonged to the "Missionary Society" in the Methodist Church. This organization was the fore-runner to the Methodist Women which I belonged to while a member of the Methodist Church. Mamaw James was QUITE the character---not much on being joyful and happy--in fact slightly on the negative side. She was ALWAYS complaining about Missionary Society. One day someone asked her why she bothered to go if she didn't like what they did or who was in it and she stated, "It's my only social outlet". NOW THAT WAS FUNNY!
So today I had lunch with some of my running buddies----we all seem to be running in lots of circles these days and don't get together as much as we used to. Today --somehow we managed to get a few together. An hour and a half later---we were having to pull ourselves away. GOOD FOOD AND GOOD COMPANY---cannot beat it!
Why did I bring up the Missionary Society----Well someone stopped off at our table and asked what were we all doing together today. It just blurted out of my mouth---"We're having a meeting of the Missionary Society"-----they quickly filed on out of the restaurant without asking any more questions!