The term “coffee klatch” comes from the German word, “kaffeeklatsch,” which translates to “coffee” (kaffee) plus “gossip” (klatsch). “Klatsch” turned into “klatch” or “clatch” over the years. This retro term is not often heard today and in some circles this social event has even ceased to exist.
A common event in the 50s and 60s, many women were homemakers and stay-at-home moms and the ladies got together over a cup of coffee, and usually something sweet, to catch up on the happenings in their friends and neighbors lives (one way people kept in touch before the days of social media and networking!) Often held in the morning or afternoon, the ladies enjoyed a few hours together before children and spouses arrived home for the day.
This is my modern version of the coffee klatch. So, dear friends, grab a cuppa joe and a big old slice of crumb cake then pull up a chair and relax with me while I share stories and happenings in my life – both in and out of the Coalcracker Kitchen – and spotlight items that help me adapt to the challenges of daily living as an RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) patient, below-the-knee amputee and full-time power chair user.