\ KLAHCH \ , noun;
1.A casual gathering of people, esp. for refreshments and informal conversation.
There has not been a word of the day that is so near and dear to my heart as this. My sweet grandmother, Doris Elizabeth, introduced me to the world of coffee at a very young age. We’d go to her house and have “coffee clutch” and gamble our pennies in a game called Blitz. The American Coffee Clutch is believed to have come from the German Kaffee Klatsch.
These coffee clutch meetings were so special to me. I felt like such a grownup, with my sugary hot drink and my serious gambling competitive face. I’d love to remember what our conversation was like. One day I will open a coffee house/book swap and it will be called “Coffee Clutch.” The special will be monster cookies and the entertainment will be decks of cards. Do stay tuned.