March Meeting Fun

In spite of Monday’s snowfall, five members gathered for the March 13 meeting fun.

  • Chris
  • Marilyn
  • Kris
  • Deb
  • Beth

shamrockTo our delight, Deb brought snacks-to-die-for: mixed nuts, fresh fruit compote (blueberries, raspberries, green grapes, clementine orange sections), the most delicious homemade gluten-free muffins, and flavored waters. Yes, we feasted on such bounty! Thank you, Deb.

Our “Limericks Leave ’em Laughing” educational indeed had us laughing. Based on an article in the February/March 2017 issue of Our Wisconsin and a little library research, it covered:

  • fun facts about the Irish origins and history of limericks from Shakespeare’s day to the present
  • the popular and fascinating “Limerick Hall of Fame” in Greendale, WI (A great place for a Word & Pen field trip. Any takers?)
  •  the five “rules” of form, rhythm, and content for writing limericks
  • Stopping four times to read together another hilarious limerick–the last while beating out the rhythm with our hands
  • information on the opportunity to write and submit original limericks for possible publication in Our Wisconsin  (find contributor guidelines at


In addition to the educational, Beth also presented a devotional titled “My Writer’s Anthem” about fighting through fears in order to write what God has put on our hearts. It ended with the prayer:

“Lord, thank you for your unfailing care and the power of your Word to overcome the enemy’s attempts to defeat your writers. May our anthem–the glad song of praise in our hearts and on our lips–always be: Lord, I trust in you alone (Psalm 31:1, The Living Bible). Amen!”

Chris read a riveting article that included President Trump saying it never failed to touch his heart when people said, “I’m praying for you, Mr. President.” She then passed out postcards on which we might write such words (if we wanted to) and gave the address:

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington DC 20500

Deb closed the meeting by praying for members’ needs, including those who were not able to come to this meeting. (Yes, we missed you and always love it when you can make a meeting.)

By the way, Chris is looking for someone to teach an educational at the next meeting. See you then!





About Beth Ann Ziarnik

Author of Inspirational Romantic Suspense Her Deadly Inheritance available at,, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, and through your local bookstore.
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