At the Forum’s meeting for the 7th October 2015 John Spinner introduced our guest speaker Pat Smith from Upper Poppleton who titled her talk “Life’s a Hoot”. The title was inspired by her membership of the Owl’s Trust but the content was drawn from Pat’s experiences of life in general.
She spent her working life as a school teacher in Wakefield and York, her specialist subjects being mathematics and science. In addition she was a store detective at a well-known supermarket for a short time, a member of Weight Watchers and an active member of the Women’s Institute. All these interests have provided her with a rich fund of embarrassing incidents, malapropisms and cute children’s exploits for her talk.
Our Chairman Mike Earle proposed a vote of thanks saying that Pat had brought a ray of sunshine into our lives on a miserable rainy morning.