From Tornado to Tea Party Nothing Stops a Southern Gathering!

No natural disaster,  not even a destructive tornado that ravaged parts of Dothan’s garden district just days before, could thwart the weeks of planning that went into a book launch party for my friend, Celeste King Conner.  When this aspiring Southern author’s first book , Blabberings, was released, a celebration was in order.  Gracious hostess Olivia Crockett had no idea that this scene would ensue at her home as she and her husband were spending a “quiet” evening at home. The storm quickly did an insurmountable amount of damage within just seconds.  Fortunately, no injuries or fatalities ensued.

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Olivia Crockett had no thoughts that the book launch would not go on as planned. Donned in 60’s attire along with the other hostesses and honoree, Celeste, she graciously welcomed friends and family members to a Southern afternoon tea and book signing. Celeste’s sister, Starla, featured in many of the book’s anecdotes, was a special guest.

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A Southern inspired tea-table reminiscent of an afternoon fete in the 60’s was featured in the dining room.  Fresh magnolia, variagated Pittosporum, and Oak Leaf Hydrangea cut from friends’ gardens made a stunning centerpiece.

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Just prior to the book launch event, Celeste made her debut on a local television station…

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Much of Blabberings centers around life in our small southern town of Dothan during the 60’s – the dynamics of growing up in a family of three sisters (which I totally love!) and the interplay of her extended family.  Humorous stories of her own three children are also included.  You will laugh and cry and maybe even find something familiar from your own upbringing between the lines.

Pictured below are Celeste (the youngest) along with older sister Starla and middle sister Angie.

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You will want to order your own copy available at Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Blabberings-Celeste-King-Conner/dp/1495144046/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432667330&sr=1-1&keywords=blabberings

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“The Pretty Girls were forever changed by the storm.  Not damaged, they were made better.  The storm created stronger, yet gentler women who appreciated new days and each other and the laughter of their children,  They were less likely to be tripped up by the trivial, since they knew what a true storm looked like.  The children were better, too, for having survived the storm.  They seemed kinder and less selfish”.   Blabberings by Celeste King Conner

Celebrating the debut of my new favorite Southern author, Celeste King Conner!

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