September 2016 Newsletter

By The Wright Writers of Dayton

Recipe of the Month

Strawberry Wine Parfait By Colleen Green

  • Cut strawberries into quarters.
  • Put three scoops of vanilla ice cream in a tall glass.
  • Put about 1 shot of Moscato wine in glass.
  • Put strawberries into the glass.

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Author Colleen Green Website

Word of the Month

 Dexterous adj. Skillful in the use of the hands. Having mental skill or adroitness; clever. Done with dexterity. “A dexterous wood craftsman.”



Inspirational Quote of the Month

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain



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Mon Hamel

By Beverly Hughes (Wright Writer of Dayton Member)

(memorial to French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel murdered by Isis July, 2016)


He awoke to a light meal

Another chance to serve the morning Mass

Only a stand-in.

Why ask me? I’m old. I’m tired.

But oh! The joy of the Elements!

The sharing, consuming, becoming

Our Lord Christ

In such a world.


My Hamel, today is your crowning day!

Your aching bones will serve you well

Your weary mind will leap with litany

Remembered, lived

Bless My people, they are weary, too.


Remember the days I have given you

The thousands of faces, the millions of prayers

I know them, each one.


Hamel smiles, feels vigor, virtue

Hamel bows his hoary head,

Common humility

This Great Christ would pat his shoulder,

Hold his heart

For such a day.

So, today, My Hamel, I grant you

Strength of spirit

This your crowning Mass,

Here’s a twinkle for your eyes,

Here’s the breath for the chants

Your next song will be with My angels.


I grant you joy as you kneel,

You will awake in My arms

For My love never fails.


Your enemies, My enemies

Leer, Hamel, at your old face

But they have seen the face of God.


Your crown awaits.