Crumbs From the Corner: Adventures in Woolgathering

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Out-Dancing



Mater could not attend her uncle's birthday party last week when he turned eighty. She sent her regrets and hoped for a fine evening nonetheless.
The reports that poured in after the event were favourable: everybody had danced until the wee hours and much entertainment had been had before the conclusion near sunrise.
Then one guest confessed. They had all stayed awake so long because the birthday uncle danced, because he would not cease to spin and waltz, and because he moved as though at somebody else's four-score celebration.
As long as the hearty old fellow's lively routine carried on, none could face the shame of being the first to quit and retire. He out-danced all of them.

3 comments:

The Texican said...

I caught up this morning. I have been busy and have given up my daily blog for a time. It was good to read your savory little pieces once again. You are a very talented writer, and I will not make the same mistake your former tutors made and not tell you so from time to time. Hope you and Spouse are mending well. Pappy

Courtney said...

oh,lovely, just - lovely. I hope to be such an 80 year old, that's for certain!

TheElementary said...

Texican, I was going to comment on that- I've been away- but I see you have come back. I'm glad! We all need a rest now and then but it's good to see you writing.
Thanks for your kindly words about Spouse. He is mending well!

Courtney, I agree- what a great thing that would be, to be so healthy and happy at such an age.

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