Come to the Table : In this helpful and heartfelt book, Doris Christopher shows families how to honor and celebrate one of our most beloved traditions: togetherness around the family table. An American entrepreneur, who is also an enterprising American mom, Christopher serves up a blend of inspiration and practical advice, revealing the ways dozens of others have transformed their tables into vehicles for strengthening family life. After all, the table is more than just a place to eat dinner. It's where birthday cakes light up a child's face, homework is done, bills get paid, and laundry gets folded. And as Doris Christopher shares tips on how to make ordinary dinners special, how to encourage even teenagers to join the family gathering, and how helping to prepare meals can boost a child's self-esteem, she also shares remembrances of her family table...stories that will surely bring back your own memories. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.