Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Desperate Ladies Church Group

Posted August 18, 2009

Earlier this summer I received an email from a woman in Chatham County. The subject line read: “Invitation from a Desperate Ladies Church Group.” That’s what I call an attention grabber!

Mary Hall is president of the Brown’s Chapel United Methodist Church Women’s Group. They meet several times a year at the church on Chicken Bridge Road near Pittsboro.

Mary asked me to come join "the desperate ladies” for a lasagna luncheon at the church and play some of my Celtic music and read some of the stories from my book Blue Ridge Reunion. Mary went to say: “Some of these ladies can be quite persnickety when they don't get what is promised.”

How could I say “no?” Last Saturday I drove over to Chicken Bridge Road and entertained the kind ladies of Brown’s Chapel Church. We had a wonderful time and it was great making some new friends.

Today’s question: what would you put in the subject line of your email if you wanted me to perform at your church or civic group? I will honor the person with the most interesting and creative pitch with a musical performance and book reading/signing.

Also, congratulations to fgump for winning the Little Anthony & the Imperials CD for the most exciting weekend. Please contact me at with your address.


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  • stephnc Aug 19, 2009

    The subject line would be:

    Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina would love to hear the infamous Bill Leslie Sing/Play

  • thinknc Aug 18, 2009

    We'll provide the bluegrass and brass, and even pay you for your gas, if you'll come add YOUR music--and class!

  • JoCo-nurse Aug 18, 2009

    "Beautiful women.... Wonderful southern cooking...and Fabulous fellowship... the only thing missing is a handsome man to entertain us!"

  • bleslie Aug 18, 2009

    Now this is getting interesting!

  • gator nation gal Aug 18, 2009

    $10,000 honoraria...

  • swharp2 Aug 18, 2009

    "Optimists Need Renewed Optimism"

  • mallen2 Aug 18, 2009

    Tarheel Welcomes Tarheel

  • fishnett5977 Aug 18, 2009

    What happens when you mix a new anchor/musician/writer with a bunch of fun loving women???? Read on...

  • Arctic_Spirit Aug 18, 2009

    Fàilte. Abair spòrs!

  • Celt Aug 18, 2009

    My entry must have gotten lost in the ether! Anyway, the subject line of my email would be--

    "If you come, we won't have another bodhran weekend!"




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