When Donna Hill showed up for lunch at Panni Pete’s in Fairhope she was wearing these red stilettos. I’ve taught my own three daughters that every woman needs a good pair of red shoes. Donna had a pair of the finest I’d seen in a while. Donna grew up in Valley and attended Auburn U.
Lunching with Karin Wilson, of Page & Palette Bookstore, Donna Hill and Stacey Howell.
I ordered a seared tuna sandwhich without realizing it would come raw in the middle. The artist Nall ate it for me.
Dinner at Sherri’s. Nancy Buntin, Sherri Callaway (another Auburn grad), Caitlyn Callaway, JennyLynn Buntin, me and Sharon Smith (yep, Auburn, too) , Pastor Smitty’s daughter who I had not seen since I left Georgia in 1975.
Charlotte C. Robertson and husband Brewster recently relocated to Auburn from Key West to be closer to the grandkids. Charlotte is working with authors on setting up signings at the Gnu’s Room. Charlotte and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch of crab cakes and sweet potatoe fries before heading over to the event. Charlotte is the kind of friend every book lover needs.
Roy and Euthel Hill were two of the folks who arrived early enough to get a chair. They attended Rose Hill Baptist back when I was a girl. Their son Leon is married to Donna, the girl with those fancy red shoes above.
Tina, far right, and her partner Kelley are owners of Gnu’s Bookstore. The Independent bookstore was getting ready to shut its doors due to the economic crisis but the students at Auburn refused to allow that to happen. So they held a fundraiser and raised enough money to stage their own bailout. Tina said the actions of the students was faith-affirming. Kudos to those Tigers for being pro-active.