Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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8 Dec 2012

Welcome to Sarita

Jon Watson, our leader, is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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December 8 was a sunny warm day-perfect for the annual PSST Christmas party in the annex building of the Kenedy Ranch Museum in Sarita. Everything, including tables, chairs, food, decorations, etc. had to be transported from Corpus Christi. Jon and Suzie Watson, Clay and Krystal Watson, Ed Ladd, John Dillard, and Jana Whalen arrived about 10 AM to transform the meeting rooms into a Christmas party site. Tables and chairs were set up, decorations installed throughout, and food tables arranged-all of this completed in one hour. Even two tables with chairs were set up on the front patio for those who wanted to enjoy the sun.

Some 50 PSST members began arriving around noon. The PSST officers provided turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, gravy, bread, and drinks. Members brought the usual array of salads, sides, and desserts. When everyone was sufficiently stuffed with the delicious food, a short business meeting was held. This was followed by the main event-the gift exchange. Everyone provided a palm-related gift, and a drawing was held for each present. All were pleased with the delightful gift they received. In addition, a drawing was held for five free PSST memberships for 2013.

After the gift exchange, 30 members decided to tour the Kenedy Ranch Museum in front of the annex building. They reported a very enjoyable and informative tour, which was paid by PSST. Many other members stayed to held dismantle the party room, loading tables, chairs, etc. into trucks and vans for the trip back to Corpus Christi. In no time, the room was returned to its original appearance. This was an extremely successful and enjoyable day!

The next meeting will be held on January 12 at the home and nursery of Paul and Kooki Crerar in Alamo, Texas.

Bill Baker getting into unwrapping his gift.

Linn is wanting to get into her gift and see exactly what she received.

Suzie checking out her gift…..a doormat.

Rose Mary Head is showing off some new glassware

This attached photo shows John Purcell unwrapping his gift.

Jon addresses the group

members looking on

a beautiful gift...

Our next meeting will be on 12 January 2013 . Look forward to seeing you at one of the up coming meetings.

Photos by Ed Ladd & Leo Goldberg. Meeting summary by John Dillard. Web page by John Volk.

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