You are invited to tea with the First Lady, Mrs. Roosevelt, on Wednesday, October 28th at 12:30 in the Community Room of the Bonita-Sunnyside Library.
The presentation was written by Sherrie Colbourn, and performed by Annette Hubbell as Eleanor Roosevelt being interviewed by Elaine Litton as Lorena Hickok in an interview brimming with personal insights about her life and family.
Did you know that Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, is given credit for the invention of afternoon tea? It’s true. The English ate the evening meal about 8:00 at night leaving a very long time from the noon meal. Anna just couldn’t wait, I suspect, and asked for tea and a light meal to hold her over until the later meal. Thus, afternoon tea was born along with the traditions that have followed.
But remember these “rules:” pinky fingers are never raised, lift the saucer with the cup to your mouth, no slurping, and when stirring sugar or cream the teaspoon should never make noise. Tea foods are a snack not a meal, so one takes just one of each food item. Know the difference between High Tea and Low Tea? It's just the height of the table, but that’s an explanation for another time.
Wear your “Tea Party” clothes and bring your favorite teacup and saucer, not a mug! See you on October 28th at 12:30 p.m.!