The sound of much laughter was heard coming from the Masonic Hall on the evening of Wednesday 8 July.
The speaker, Linda Sawley, was entertaining her audience (the members of Pocklington WI) with a talk entitled “Growing Old Disgracefully”. She had asked children and grandchildren what they thought old was, and how they knew. Their answers were highly amusing.
Likewise, older people had ideas starting with anybody a year older than themselves.
She related stories concerning this, all depicting humorous episodes.
She suggested, however, that there were perks in being old, again giving instances that don’t always come readily to mind but are none the less there.
Finishing this very lively talk she gave her audience the words and invited them to sing a song specially written for Julie Andrews’ 69th birthday. This was sung to the tune of “My favourite things”.
On behalf of everyone present she was thanked most warmly for relating the stories about growing old with such humour.
During the evening the president, Barbara Ball, presented buttonholes to nine members who will celebrate their birthdays in July and August.
She was pleased to welcome visitors and two members who had recently had operations in hospital and were doing well and able to come and enjoy the meeting.
The competition for something purple or red was won by Barbara Ball with Liz Slater and Mollie Sutton runners up.
Business matters were discussed and reports given, including final arrangements for the outings to Harrogate in September and Ellerker House in August.
The latter will replace the August meeting at the Masonic Hall.
The WI will meet again atthe Masonic Hall in The Mile on September 9 at 7.15pm when the Barlby Foot Tappers will entertain.
Visitors are always welcome to the meetings,