Sunday Afternoon Lemonade

When the kids were young, my wife read that a part of the Bayfront Center had been turned into an ice skating rink. She therefore suggested we let our two kids invite friends to go with them to a Sunday afternoon ice skating party. What a nice treat during the summer heat. Each of the ten kids invited were instructed to bring one dollar for the entrance fee, which included the skate rental. They were also instructed to dress warm for the occasion. When we arrived at the Center and unloaded the kids, we were told at the entrance that the rink was closed because of a Jehovah’s Witness convention and would not be reopened until the next day. What to do? Well, skating is skating so I called the roller rink on the other side of town and learned that they were indeed open but that the entrance charge there was $2.00. Deciding to kick in the extra dollar for each of the kids, we headed to the Gay Blades Roller Rink where we were gladly received and admitted. The rink was not air-conditioned, and there we were with twelve kids dressed in their winter best, ready to hit the non-ice. I was wearing wool trousers and rolled them up as high as I could. Soon the kids were wringing wet, but they didn’t seem to mind. When your plans have turned into a lemon, you make lemonade. Right? Right.

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About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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