Last night, Bob and Millie Fleck were gracious enough to have the entire staff of Oak Knoll Books and Press to their home for the annual Oak Knoll Christmas Party. The evening began with plenty of wine of course, and many good appetizers including dill dip and bread made by Danielle, beef and cheese dip made by Jeanette, a buffalo chicken dip made by Rob, and a cauliflower dip also made by Rob. For the main course, Millie baked meatballs, Bruce brought pasta salad, and Laura prepared a Caesar salad.
After we were all stuffed from the many tasty snacks, we headed into the living room to sing Christmas carols and exchange presents. Jeanette’s husband Ken added a really special treat to the night by bringing his keyboard and playing some beautiful Christmas songs. While some were too shy to sing, we all had a great time listening to our favorite carols so wonderfully played. We even got truly into the Christmas spirit by taking turns reading pages from the classic poem by Clement Moore The Night Before Christmas.
A fun and entertaining night, we are all thankful to Bob and Millie for opening their home to us. It was a great opportunity to spend time with each other outside of work and celebrate this beautiful season!
James and I had the privilege of representing Oak Knoll at Historic New Castle’s Spirit of Christmas event on Saturday evening. We set up a table in the historic courthouse, displaying and selling copies of our new book on the history of Oak Knoll’s hometown: New Castle, Delaware: A Walk Through Time. It was a beautiful evening, with historic reenactments, candlelight tours of the historic buildings, and Christmas carolers. Tomorrow Danielle and I will be on hand at the signing of the new book, so stay tuned for pictures from that event as well.