"Now, for our luncheon, Miss Sarah will be serving her chicken salad with fresh grapes and almonds, individual broccoli puddings, fresh spinach salad and homemade crescent rolls. This will all be displayed on Grandmother's Estelle's fine china and Grandmother Grace's lace heirloom lace table linens."
Mother was ready with a plan! We rushed up to The Sunflower at Maywood Mart and picked up boxes of those absolutely divine frosted fudge brownies and the sweet Mexican Wedding Cookies. These were to be placed on the sterling silver serving tray, along with the fresh pastries from Miss Martha's kitchen of eclairs and napoleons. Now, I think we are ready!
A lovely sunny afternoon on November 17th, 1972.......my bridesmaid luncheon. It could not have been more beautiful. I loved the southern elegance and time honored tradition of it all.
I have come to learn that this is a piece of the wedding event that is fading. The bridesmaid luncheon has now evolved into a bachelorette party. Perhaps, this is one of those generational gaps, but this is a tradition that I am sad to see has changed. Give me the good ole' days and those sweet southern traditions!