Tea time to honor Little Cayman’s mothers

Claire McGee, Susan Ploplys, Charmaine Coore and Dianne Fite at the afternoon tea

The Little Cayman Baha’i community hosted a seaside Mother’s Day tea on Sunday, May 8 at the Casa Cassiopeia.

“The tea was held for the purpose to honor the station of motherhood,” explained organizer Debbi Truchan.

She said a quote from Abdu’l-Baha on the guidance provided by mothers, “O Ye loving mothers, know Ye in God’s sight, the best of all ways to worship Him is to educate the children and train them in all perfections of humankind; and no nobler deed than this can be imagined,” summed up for her the meaning and honor associated with motherhood and the theme of the tea party.

“Many people on island do not have their mothers here nor sadly do mothers have their children with them,” said Ms. Truchan, and the tea was a way for those in attendance to pay tribute to their mothers or their children even if they couldn’t be together in person.

The tea delights served at the event included traditional scones and cucumber sandwiches, as well as more exotic fare like lavender cookies, mini rum cakes garnished with local edible flowers, and Nanaimo bars. Guests also enjoyed creative iced teas with essences of lavender lemon, pomegranate raspberry, and blood orange.