Little Bits of Royal Chatter

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By Peggy Chandler
The Royal Readers Book Club welcomed a new member, Micalene Roberts, at its annual Hunting Island meeting.  The book discussed was “Nice to Come Home To” by Rebecca Flowers. The author is a close friend of book club member Marianne Hamilton’s daughter, Meredith; the two met when they attended Ohio State. This personal connection allowed Marianne to share insights into Ms. Flower’s writing. The book was enjoyed by club members. Some of their comments included: “I thought the book was a good read and the beach is a great place to discuss the evolving ideas we all had about a woman’s place in society and the changes in family life.” And, “The book’s interaction among sisters especially hit home for me.” The book selection for June is “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer.

From left is Marie Spencer, Nancy Steeves, Kathy Fehlauer, Joey Patrucco, Ellen de Guzman and Debbie Mitchell.

Also, the Hamilton’s son Jack and his partner CJ recently visited from Chicago. They fished, shopped and dined at a variety of local restaurants including Wren, Saltus and Southern Graces. Their trip also included a day at the beach and a visit to Charleston.
A few members of the Royal Pines Garden Club shared their Mother’s Day with the ladies at Bayview Nursing Home. The Garden Club ladies arranged flowers in pinch bottles which were then placed beside the residents’ dinner plates. Members who participated in this lovely and thoughtful endeavor were Nancy Steeves, Joey Patrucco, Marie Spencer, Kathy Fehlauer, Ellen deGuzman and Kathy Mitchell.
Megan Rauenhorst will graduate from Beaufort High on June 1 at 7 p.m. She’ll be volunteering at Harbor Island doing the Sea Turtle Patrol this summer and working at Outback as a hostess/server. She’ll be attending the University of South Carolina in Columbia this fall and majoring in pre-pharmacy. Annette and Bob Rauenhorst have many reasons to be proud.  Good job, Megan!
Happy Birthday to Mary Cieplowski of Rivers Court who turns 39 again this month.
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