What a fun night we had tonight. Those of you who weren’t able to come, you were missed and we hope you all feel better soon.
We started off our meeting going over our verse, purpose, goal and we even got part of the song in. We then talked about our hymn, It is Well with My Soul. We went through each stanza, line by line, talking about what it means and what a wonderful gift Christ has given us, he will never leave us. No matter what life throws our way, It is Well with Our Souls! Sammie shared with us what the author, Horatio Spafford, experienced that prompted him to write the hymn. Such a tragic accident to lose all his children on what was supposed to be a fun trip.
After talking about our hymn Mrs. McDaniel took over and shared about the history of croquet. We all learned it is a really old sport, dating back to the 14th Century and was originally called Pall Mall. When the french took over the game they changed the name, Paille Maille, to Croquet and that name has stuck ever since. We also learned that the shopping center "malls" come from the original Pall Mall which were the covered courts in which they played. Really fascinating history. Thanks Diane for sharing with us.
After the history and a brief run down on what to do, the girls hit the yard to learn how to play croquet, as they played. The girls did great and were cheering each other on. So proud of their sportsmanship. The eventual winners were Tessa and Emily. Anna and Peter were second. Hannah came in third. Sammie and Elizabeth were fourth with Rebecca coming in right behind them. Great job to everyone and a big thanks to Diane for teaching us how to play.