Saturday night was Poker Night again. I was sitting there behind the bar at my sister's house (I'm the official bar tender since poker is not my forte! lol) just watching everybody really enjoy each other's company. Everyone was laughing and having a good time, and I was taking a moment to feel how blessed I am to have those kind of friendships and those kind of moments.
It also took me back in time to when I was a little girl and we would go to my Great Aunt Mary and Great Uncles Bing's house for family parties. I would sit there off in the corner and watch my parents and all my Aunts and Uncles dance with one another and a cocktail or a cigarette in hand and thought how glamorous they all looked, I remember wanting to grow up and be just like them. So now I fastward and there I sat, the adult at a party watching the other adults converse, play cards and dance with the kids run from room to room laughing and playing and eating everything on the side table and thought to myself....... there's the next generation, sitting watching the adults have a good time and I wondered if any of them wanted to be just like us when they grew up?
Now if I can just find a clear glass oriental wind chime with painted flowers and chinese symbols on it with a bright red tassle on the bottom of it like the one that used to hang in Aunt Mary and Uncle Bing's basement, I could have been that 6 year old girl.....waiting for a beloved Uncle to come by and pick me so I could make it chime one last time.