Rebel With A Cause

Other than baseball, my interest in sports ranges
from little to none.

And my lack of athletic prowess was well established in
elementary school.

I had a way of conveniently forgetting to tote along
a pair of slacks, so I was unable to participate in
tumbling. This move netted my one and only “D”.

Getting smacked in the face on a frigid day with
an ice cold soccer ball sealed the deal. No Olympic
trials in my future.

In high school, the girls’ Pep Club was a bit militaristic
to my way of thinking.

Everyone was required to wear matching black skirts
and red sweaters. To obtain a letter for the sweater,
members earned points by attending meetings and
selling game day ribbons bearing clever sayings,
such as: “Stew The Benson Bunnies.”

In response to this insanity, I devised an admittedly
devious solution. On those rare occasions when I wished
to attend an athletic event and sit with the Pep Club,
I borrowed the official sweater of my best friend’s sister.

I blended right in with the rest of the group and from
a distance, no one could detect I was chanting the wrong
words at the wrong time. BINGO!

Those of you reading this are henceforth sworn to secrecy.
Should the school administration get wind of this, they
could well revoke my high school diploma and place me in
detention.

 

Inspired by Daily Prompt – Rebel

An Old Friend

in place of honor
soybeans, wheat and stormy sky
midwest heritage

 ********

This watercolor belonged to my parents.

They gifted it to my husband and I
shortly after we were married.

It has hung above the fireplace in both
homes we owned for the past forty years,
a beloved reminder of family and our roots.

 

    WPC:  Beloved

Enjoy Your Gift

Life
Should be like
Opening a
Gift

Done slowly
And
Methodically

With great
Anticipation

Untying the bow
And
Setting it aside
For
Future use

Sliding your fingers
Under the tape
To carefully loosen it
Without
Tearing the paper

Taking
A quick peek
To see if you can tell yet
What’s inside

Slipping off the wrappings
And being
Delighted
With what you find

Done properly
It takes
Decades

7 Day Black & White Photo Challenge

In the past few days, three fellow bloggers,
The Bag Lady, Miriam Hurdle and Leigha
Robbins have invited me to participate in
the 7 Days 7 Photos Black and White Photo
Challenge.

The basic requirements are to post 7
black and white photos in 7 days.

They are to be photos of your life.
There are to be no people.
There is no explanation.

I have put a slight twist on the challenge.
I am posting 7 photos in one day.