In the spirit of a mother’s love, this Mother’s Day was celebrated in grand style by the Ocho Senoras Bridge Club at a Mother’s Day luncheon and Bridge party at Swett’s Restaurant under the direction of Mrs. Mai Olive Lusk. Two special mothers were honored: Mrs. Rebecca Landers Jennings and the late Mrs. Geraldine Heath, former editor of the Nashville PRIDE.
Nashville PRIDE journalist, Wanda Clay, accepted the tribute gift for her mom (Mrs. Heath).
“I couldn’t be prouder of my mom and all her accomplishments during her life,” said Clay.
Mrs. Lusk also sponsored another presentation in memory of her son, Hildred Wright Shumake, Jr. He passed away in 2002. The event clearly outlined the basis of a mother’s love by honoring mothers and noting the anguish of the loss of a mother’s child.
The luncheon venue was beautifully decorated in grand style, and the program was anything but boring. Tommie Manning presented the opening statement, with the introduction of members presented by Lucille McKinley. Lusk discussed the theme and purpose, ‘Celebrating a Mother’s Love’. Amanda Williams greeted and seated the guests, and Gerald Dixon sang and played a heart rendering version of ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’
Shortly afterwards the guests lined up for lunch to enjoy the various items on the buffet. During lunch, First Lady Frankie Mae Henry modeled some of the most eye-catching hats, for the ‘Hats on Parade’ segment.
There was a raffle and prizes for Bridge game winners and a special reading. Alexis Bright was in charge of the door prizes.
Everyone in attendance seemed to enjoy the event and each other’s company.
A door prize was awarded by Lucille McKinley in memory of Mrs. Jennings. After lunch the ladies played Bridge and the winners’ prizes were brought to their table by Jean Reid and Alexis Bright. Lusk spoke with love and pride about the day and each tribute.
When her impressive biography was read, Lusk humbly said: “I’m just doing what the Lord would want me to do.”
This annual event has been held for over 50 years. Plans are already in the works for the next impacting event.