Antiques club has bring-and-brag

Warren Antiques Study Club met May 20 at the Woman’s Club in Warren. Due to a change in schedule, the bus trip that had been scheduled was postponed until fall.

The last get-together of the season was instead an informal bring-and-brag of vintage and antique items that members chose to share with everyone. After a short meeting presided over by outgoing president Pat Slattery, and a welcome given to upcoming president Cathy Grant, there was a request by Grant for volunteers for hostesses and program presenters for next season. Signup sheets were distributed, and then the meeting was turned over to members, who presented a very diverse and interesting array of items.

Personal stories abounded about these family treasures, which ranged from antique children’s books and a commemorative pitcher thought to come from England and celebrating America’s Lend-Lease Program. A photograph of a 100-year-old planting shed which survived may Warren floods, a charming picture of a horse from Old Kentucky with a unique tale to accompany it, and other items all had personal memories and histories attached to them, and made for a fun and very lively program.

Cathy Grant supplied goodies for tea and coffee, with an assist from Crissi Winans. The next meeting will be in September, with the program as yet undecided.