June 17, 2019
“The Autobiography Chapters 1 – 3“
In April we talked about the demise of G. K. Chesterton and in June we will “bookend” our man by considering his early years, as recounted in the most extraordinary autobiography I have ever read: it may not be the best I’ve every read (see Witness by Chambers, Memoirs by Grant) but it is extraordinary!!! Just the title of Chapter I “Hearsay Evidence” brings a chuckle to me… and Chapter III “How to be a Dunce”, well I should be able to relate to that!!! The book is available on the web and available at http://www.chesterton.org and since you are a member of the American Chesterton Society (you are, aren’t you?) you get a discount.
So on the above date we shall gather to have some child-like fun with a man who never grew out of the common sense children have. We will also be talking about the Chesterton Education Conference (see http://www.stlcec.com for details) to be held June 22 and the American Chesterton Society Conference at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel Aug. 1 -3, registration is open at http://www.chesterton.org.
The above date represents the third Monday of the month and that is our regular meeting with a starting time of 7 PM (but come when you can and leave when you have to go). We will be found in the downstairs dining area of C. J. Muggs located at 101 W. Lockwood, Webster Groves in the historic Gorlock Building. The management has been very supportive of our meetings and the wait staff has been exemplary in taking care of us. We have room to grow so please come and bring a friend/family member/enemy to experience the richness of G. K. Chesterton’s thought.