Our new secretary, young Sybil (she's 72, but we have to differentiate between her and Sybil Cox who's nearly 90) ... young Sybil told us, after Nell left the committee meeting, that there would be no opting out. Sycophancy was a new characteristic for
You would not believe the length of the list, a double-sided A4 sheet containing a complete miscellany of unfamiliar and difficult crafts. Young Sybil suggested we ask Nell to start a class but Thelma Pittey, our Treasurer, said she'd rather go to Denman College*. For someone who constantly pleads poverty I thought that remark was an absolute gem, unless, of course, she's got a hidden cache.
Well, we had a vote and Nell won, . She'd have been thrilled if she hadn't gone early to get her hair done. To this day I don't understand why she needs hair-dos at all, her having the sort of natural blonde curls to die for.
The classes got underway. Note I said classes plural; there's no messing when
Apart from a couple of travelling tutors,
The group worked hard to meet the deadline. Some of our younger members were quite proficient and kept talking about City and Guilds. Between us we've accomplished many of the scheduled crafts.