In an effort to meet people and get involved in the community, I joined the local Woman's Club. I attended my second meeting last night where the theme was the history of the Club. The previous meeting I attended was a St. Patrick's Day theme. I am the youngest in the group that I have seen by about 20 years. And I really like it.
For one thing, older women really demonstrate the classic social niceties. Someone ALWAYS comes up to me and introduces herself. I am invited to sit with people and introduced to other members. They make an effort to include you. I have been in the Junior League for several years and have not had that experience. The women there tend to stick together in small groups. No one ever introduces herself or tries to make you feel welcome. It's not on purpose. It's just the way things are.
Growing up an only child, I always spent a lot of time with adults. I practically grew up in my grandparents' church and was always very comfortable around senior citizens. So, it doesn't feel strange to me to be in a group of older women. I enjoy their company. Plus, they have great stories to tell and interesting information about the community. Next month is Scandinavian Night. I'm looking forward to it!