Little Bits of Royal Chatter

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By Peggy Chandler
If you are looking for a good food and great entertainment on a Friday night, do I have the place for you! Last Friday night, a group of Royal Pines friends, including the Sherards, Schmidts, Chandlers, Wilsons, Benders and Nocillas, took a ride to Port Royal and went to Moondoggies. Our neighbor and friend Gary Stoeffler, (Pickens St.), along with Jeff Harris, the owner of Moondoggies, play their brand of dinner music every Friday night. We spent a few hours having dinner, which received a very good review by everyone. We also enjoyed the music and we all found ourselves singing along to the favorite tunes from the 60’s, 70’s era. Marisa Sherard was having a hard time staying in her seat and controlling her “happy feet.” Gary Stoeffler has been playing there since May 2011. My favorite part of the evening was the when the “boys” sang and played “Amie” by Pure Prairie League and “Michelle” by the Beatles for their spouses Amy and Dawn Michelle. Fabulous! They sing and play from 6 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday evening.
The March 8 meeting of the Royal Readers was held at the home of Marianne Hamilton (Egret Dr.). According to the club leader Pat Davidyock (Wade Hampton), our book was “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. It is a bittersweet story about young love, lost love and enduring hope, and of conflict between father and son and the injustice done to Japanese Americans living in Seattle during WWII. As is all our selections, it is provocative and recommended by all the readers. My failure to review last months book “The Red Tent” was largely due to my inability to put into words the magnificence of the book. My most favorite book, a must read.
Congratulations to Bob and Annette Rauenhorst (Wade Hampton) on their 24th wedding anniversary. We wish them many more wonderful years ahead.
Kathy and Bill Adams hosted a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day party at their home on Wade Hampton.  Kathy organized games and encouraged party goers to recite an Irish limerick.  Participants were Marisa Sherard, Maryanne Bender (who composed a fabulous limerick), Amy Stoeffler, Marie Colucci and Terry Mitchell, who was the hands down winner with a limerick I cannot put into print!
If you have something to share, news to tell, funny story to relate — I can be contacted at buddysoma@embarqmail.com.