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Domestic GoddessHave you ever been to a dinner party where everyone had something in common with someone else there? It's like a giant game of cat's cradle – the lines of connection criss-cross and eventually include everyone. That's what we had the other night when a friend hosted six couples. Like the excellent hostess she is, Malynda put together interesting people and the conversation never stopped. (Well, maybe the men didn't get to say much!)Cocktail TableFoyer


There was a woman who owns a bank, another who is a senior mortgage loan officer, and another who is with a major residential builder. All the conversation took place over wonderful food served on hand-made dishes and serving pieces. If some of the pieces look familiar, you have a good blog memory – they were all created by another friend, the artist Tatiana, who used to live in the Baltimore area but is now in New Mexico. And it was her unique home, the historic church, that I sold at a successful auction last fall. It was Malynda who connected me to Tatiana. Several of the other guests also know and collect Tatiana's work. And Tatiana and I connected immediately through art and pottery as well as real estate.

Golden UrnGolden PlatterThe threads that brought this group together for a Saturday evening in 2008 began in the late 1980's when I joined a women's business group, NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners.) Not long after, I talked Malynda into joining the group along with others who have become good friends and business associates. Our lives have gone in other directions, but the threads still connect us. This time they brought us an evening of fine food, served on wonderful stoneware, and good conversation. Who knows where they'll lead next?





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I love this.

Apr 15, 2008 07:15 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Malynda, I am so glad you like this post. We love being with you!!
Apr 15, 2008 07:17 AM
Rich Madzel


   What am I?  Chopped liver? 

   Whom due ya thunk did most of the cookin? 


Apr 15, 2008 09:26 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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My Dear Rich!

You are awesome!!  Ok I will go back and put you in the post! Remember I wanted a picture of you two together but  I was too busy talking!

You didn't have chopped liver but everything else from the appetisers, salad, shrimp, meat, veggies, dessert were all absolutely delicious and you were the best host ever!!

Apr 15, 2008 09:36 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate
Margaret:  What an interesting group of people to have all gathered together for what looks like a great dinner.  I am sure the conversations were quite interesting.  I enjoyed reading about it all... and then saw your menion of NAWBO.  I lived in Columbia, Maryland in 1987 and 1988, and then in Alexandria in 1989 and 1990... and actually belonged to a branch of NAWBO that I believe was in DC.  A great group.  Was there a different group in Baltimore, or was the one you belonged to perhaps the DC one?  This is all somewhat fuzzy to me now, as I have not thought of it for almost twenty years until you mentioned it in this post.  Take care... thanks for sharing...
Apr 15, 2008 05:54 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Karen, This was the most interesting group. My friend Malynda and her husband Rich really know how to put a fabulous group together. The group here is NAWBO and includes Baltimore and Columbia. I joined when I was the owner of my ceramic art studio. Have to check if there is a separate DC group.

Apr 16, 2008 12:28 AM
Pat Marshall
Margaret, this is great.  Great dinner parties have three key ingredients - good food, great fun, and wonderful people!  Malynda added a fourth ingredient -- networking.  I'll have to include that ingredient in my dinner party recipe too.  It was such a pleasure meeting you and your handsome hubby.  I hope to reconnect with you soon! 
Apr 16, 2008 02:18 AM
Sounds like a party that would suit me. My house is loaded with Tatiana peices. All are works of art. As for Rich & Malynda. We miss you two and look forward to a visit soon. Have fun!
Apr 16, 2008 04:09 AM
Sarah Eubanks
Hill Valley Financial Services - Oregon City, OR
Preferred Oregon Loan Consultant & Notary Public
Very Cool...life often takes the twists and turns and yet still brings us all together!  Good story...
Apr 16, 2008 04:18 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Pat, It was a wonderful evening and both our husbands are very handsome and very secure because we didn't give them much chance to speak. And you hardly had time to eat because of so much good conversation. Hope we can get together soon.

Alleene, Thanks for stopping by. What wonderful people we know!

Sarah, Glad you enjoyed this post about how life takes us on twists and turns



Apr 16, 2008 02:56 PM