Today we vered away slightly from our standard meeting format to have a little Halloween party. Our meeting space was decorated and treats were shared. Kate was our Toastmaster and she shared some Halloween trivia. Celtics used Halloween as a time to celebrate harvest. Around 1000 A.D. the church designated November 1st as All Souls day. In England the poor would visit the wealthy and recieve pastries called soul cakes in exchange for a promise to pray for the souls of dead relatives.
Ash was our only speaker today. She presented her second talk from the CC manual. The title of her speech was "Growing Up Isn't Easy". Ash spoke of how the movie The Worst Witch impacted her life at ages 9, 19, and 29. Ash learned that any obstacle could be overcome when you are able to trust family, friends and yourself.
After Ash's talk, the rest of the meeting focused on Table Topics. Kathy was our Topic Master. Kathy started a little story about how she visited the house where her mother was raised as a child. Kathy then had the rest of complete the story. Each of us had 45 seconds to add to the story before it was passed to the next person