Wednesday 14 January
Our department gathered at the Queen City Club downtown, to meet and converse with the trustees who make so many of our activities possible. Though we've met one or two of them occasionally before, this is the first time we've had such a gathering, with all of them and all of us, in the twenty-plus years we came to Cincinnati.
We started with drinks from the obliging bartender, while Aristotle contemplating a bust of Homer contemplated the bar as well. The wines included a nice Sonoma sparkler, Gloria Ferrer.
After mingling, sipping, and conversing, everyone sat down, introduced ourselves, and spoke about what we did and what our interests were. Then we turned to the hot buffet, which offered your choice of salmon fillets in sauce, savory beef in demiglace with onions and mushrooms, vegetable lasagne, green beans, rice, and green salad.The meal ended with coffee and a platter of excellent cookies, fresh and soft, including white chocolate chips and coconut macaroons. Nobody was looking as we smuggled one or two out. So for several reasons, the trustees' dinner was a smashing success.