At the beginning of December we had heard of no plans for Christmas Day from the other senior missionaries. The temple was going to be closed, but the rest of Taiwan was conducting business as usual. So we decided to invite everyone to our apartment for a potluck lunch at 2 PM.
While Kentucky was having snow, we could only dream about it and put up this decoration. Temperatures this day were in the 60's.
We had seven couples -- two others were on other assignments and one was in the US. Someone gave us matching plates, napkins and table cloth.
Dinner included rice, chicken and gravy, and a chicken casserole. In the background on the shelf is our miniature Christmas tree with lights. It was just the right size for us since we had no presents to put under it.
We also had homemade rolls, broccoli, cranberry salad, cole slaw and a salad tray with a wreath Sister Hahn made out of cucumbers. Our serving table consisted of two table/desks taken out of the spare bedrooms.
Then we pushed aside the tables and did the Virginia Reel. You need a caller and some instruction to begin.
We had four couples (the rest preferred watching) and we began with "Right hand 'round your partner."