Sisters Reading Together book club dines in French Quarter

LINDA JOHNSON Contributing writer
From left, standing, Eunice Trent, Henrietta Vessel, Velma Stewart, Linda Johnson, Thomasine Ponson and Barbara Oliver. Seated, Deloris Young, Georgia Harmason, Valencia Davis, Cheryl Piper and Grace Holland.

Sisters Reading Together spent Saturday, April 20 dining at Mr. B's in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

This book club has enjoyed reading for over ten years. We have read a number of very delightful books including Peace From Broken Pieces: How to get through what you're going through by Iyanla Vanzant, and What doesn't kill you by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, along with the award winning The Help by Kathryn Stocket.

The members of the book club hired a van and driver so we could share our experience with each other. The food at Mr. B's was as usual outstanding and the atmosphere was most enjoyable.

We are encouraging other young women to get in the habit of reading. Reading develops the mind and provides great escapes from the troubles of this world.

Reading also opens up avenues for success in whatever one has an interest in.

The sisters have been led for years by Eunice Trent and we have made a serious decision to prepare meals once a month for Boy's Hope of Baton Rouge.

We have also sponsored a family of an Iberville Elementary School Student for a year. Our club is strong and has a number of settings where we have met with other ladies who enjoy the art of reading.

Of course all of America knows Oprah Winfrey got us involved in club reading many years ago when she encouraged ladies all over to form clubs.