Lutterworth Speakers held a special American themed night just before the US election. We had two speeches.   Eileen Fox did an excellent and informative speech concerning unknown facts about US Presidents – such as Obama’s fondness for collecting Spiderman and Conan the Barbarian comic books.   Then Maggie Barlow gave an impromptu speech about MacDonalds. Maggie described the two occasions in her life she has eaten there, and what she knows about the fast-food chain. Safe to say it was not her favourite food, though their ice-cream and children’s parties were stoutly defended by others afterwards.  Edward Taylor completed the session with a reading on American culture.

Then Allan Rimmer set the Topics session. Resplendent in a stars-and-stripes tie, he gave everyone a different angle.  Visitor Nina flew over New York in a hot-air balloon; Edward lived in an eerie house in Death Valley; Dave Hanger queried the moon landings; Sarah Waters travelled along Route 66; Allan Heggs had a chat with Abe Lincoln, and visitor Roy Sutton discussed his Presidential priorities. Eileen revisited Hound Dog for us and Maggie celebrated Independence Day with line dancing and a rodeo. All in all, a very enjoyable evening.

Our club meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 7.30- 9.30 p.m. at the Indian Lounge, George Street, and visitors will receive a warm welcome. See our website for more details or ring Maggie Barlow on 01455 207774.