The gift copy of Tea and Trouble Brewing goes, hands down, to the friend of Bertha (see the comments on the post) who lost her 20-year-old son recently. Thank you, Dorcas, and thank you to Bertha for advocating for your friend. And I’m sure that all who read this will wish to say a prayer for Starla and her family.
Monthly Archives: November 2012
I wish Dorcas Smucker lived next door. I would drop by regularly to steep myself in the vibrant activity of her household, the warmth and wisdom of her conversation, and the rhythms of rural life, while sharing sharing a pot of tea with Dorcas, of course.
In the absence of this opportunity, reading Tea and Trouble Brewing is not a bad substitute. I even had company at times, as Dorcas’s wit was too good not to share. Like this, from the opening essay, “The Perfect Cup of Tea”: Continue reading