Get Out and Smell the Coffee!

Ann Earley and Bob Southerland had one of their marvelously fun summer cocktail parties last week at their home in Indian Hills. It is always exciting and interesting to be with them.

They used to live in Bardstown in a huge old Victorian house with 12-foot ceilings, a splendid angled staircase and a gigantic bright blue English AGA (stove) in the kitchen that we lusted after. We had never seen an AGA before that one. It was as big as a station wagon, could cook for an army and heat the house when it was cranked up!

When I was a teenager, the Hammond family lived there. When Beulah May Hammond entertained the DAR, she used to have the 10-foot interior doors taken off the hinges and put in sawhorses covered with her finest linens for luncheon tables for the “Daughters”!

We have been blessed that Bob and Ann Earley moved back here. They are fun, witty and smart and give lovely parties. This one was no exception.

Sandy and Bill Schreiber, Cathy Artorino, Mary Webb, Barbie Tafel Thomas, David and Marsha Morgan, Ursula and Barlow Brooks, Mary Webb, Jean and David O’Brian, Tom Block, Ann and Charles Arnsberg and Amy and Lew Spears were there along with Tom and Kitty Tichenor, and Walt and Jamie Swyers, and lots of other happy guests.


Good Folks Coffee Company offers public tasting classes each Friday morning at 10 a.m. The local company gives an inside look at the coffee-roasting process and leads an hour-long group coffee tasting, known as a cupping. Coffee enthusiasts and professionals alike are invited to smell and sample three different coffees roasted at the small-batch coffee roaster, located at 1151 S. Shelby St. in Shelby Park. Good Folks’ team leads attendees through the sampling process and explains how temperature, time and origin affect the end product in your cup. The fun and informative sessions are free and open to anyone. For more information, visit


In anticipation of next week’s Fabulous Finds one-day pop-up shop on Saturday, July 23, the committee, including Bob Coker, Joyce Cossavella, Cathy Woods and Suzanne Moeller, has been gathering, sorting, pricing and arranging all the goodies that have been donated from up-scale shops for the sale that benefits Heuser Hearing & Language Academy. There are items such as new ladies’ clothing, jewelry, hundreds of greeting cards for all occasions, cookbooks and floor and desk lamps. The sale will be held at the school at First and Kentucky Streets and opens at 9 a.m. Plenty of parking is available. Everybody is welcome. VT