I recently went to Rosemary Beach with my parents and their dear friend Jeri. (well she’s my friend too so I guess OUR friend). They play a card game called, “hand and foot” regularly and their fourth player couldn’t go so I volunteered to go.
The Gulf Coast beach is really gorgeous. The sands are so soft and pristine. Deddy and I walked on them several times a day collecting shells and enjoying the calming waves and each other’s company. We enjoyed little Luca and his owner, Leland, who shared his beach home with us and the many other little four-legged friends we made. And we met up with friends from church….
And ate pie at the Red Bar.
But besides all the good company and the good food and fun times, I got to spend a lot of time with my parents, which was a treat! And I also learned a lot!
Things I Learned on Beach Trip with 3 Senior Citizens
Eating dinner early allows you to be hungry for ice-cream before bed.
If you are losing just start over.
Forgetfulness is expected
Telling the same story again is acceptable
Whom is an objective pronoun; it should be used to refer to the object of a sentence.
Black shark teeth are fossilized.
Eating fried catfish from a gas station won’t kill you and neither will fried chicken.
Dad picked mom up for a date on a motor scooter and her dress caught on fire.
Mom has no recollection of it.
Soaping windows was the mischief of the day in 1940’s and 50;s.
Well-read people never lack something to talk about.
And life long friendships are safe and comfortable, loving and patient.
A beach trip always renews one spirit.