June, beginning of July. Supposedly summer months, but not typical in 2019. Anyway these days typical weather does not exist. Heat waves in Poland, Asia, draught in usually rainy England! And in Alberta – rain everyday…
And rain was “hanging” over us on July 6th, when our picnic was planned several weeks ago, to take place in the garden of Wiesia Środa. At 3 pm ladies started arriving, some with husbands, who soon gathered together and seemed to be happy enjoying conversation.
Ladies were also happy, carrying conversation mainly about our families, as we are mothers, grandmothers and even great-grandmothers, so there is no shortage of subjects.
Important part of our meeting was tasting the food. Everyone of us brought something special. Especially imaginative were “witches brooms” made from strings of cheese wound around breadsticks and tied-up with chives. Host prepared traditional soup from sorrel grown in her garden. There was bigos, sausages, different salads, cakes and cherries.
We also had guests from afar, Ania Waner’s sister came from Warsaw, the other from Toronto. They had very good time and appreciated the friendly atmosphere in our organization. They were given book of poems by Urszula Kunikiewicz, published by our branch, signed by the author.
We consider ourselves very lucky, it did not rain, even though rain was forecasted, we all had a great time, we thank Wiesia an her husband Mieczysław Środa for their hospitality. Our picnic 2019 was a great success!