Monday, February 6, 2006

For a moment I was a kid again! Ü

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.

8 comments:

mawmellow said...

you can bet, I'll be looking for one now for you !!!!  Thanks....

mawmellow said...

grrrr it didn't let me finish before it sent !!  Thanks...YOUR memory brought back some Saturday night house party memories for me !!!

siennastarr said...

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sunnyside46 said...

my kids say things like that all the time. Mariah says she thought that when she went to bed the room slid back and turned into a ballroom and Tom and I would dance.....In a way she was right.
Marti

am4039 said...

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sdoscher458 said...

I can remember wanting to grow up so I could join in the fun too....what no one realizes is that by the time you grow up - the people you want around you are mostly gone...Sandi

shayshaydc said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh memories!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

hadonfield78 said...

Yep............ sounds like you have some wonderful memories of them.