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A Grand Finale Dessert

DSC_0342, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

On Thursday evening in their home in San Diego, Steve and Dearrah hosted a dinner for the six ministry couples in their church. They graciously invited Jerry and me to attend; we eagerly accepted. It was a luscious meal, with this beautiful dessert as the grand finale. Dearrah had scooped clean an orange, filled the shell with orange sherbet., stored them in her freezer until it was time to serve them, then inserted a mint sprig in the sherbet and scattered around fresh raspberries and confectioners sugar. It was a stunning presentation.

I’ve mentioned before how blessed I am to have three wonderful daughters-in-law. Dearrah excels as a hostess and as a pastor’s wife. She performs her jobs in an excellent way, making Steve proud of her, and making me proud. She is truly a wonderful asset to our family. You can see what a beautiful table she sets, but in addition to that, she is sincerely hospitable, making all who visit their home feel welcome and cherished.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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