“What do you mean? I know she’s beautiful – way outta my league, but no one has talked to her the whole party. She simply stood in the background. She’s got to be the shyest girl I have ever seen.”
“Shy? You think Alysia is a party wallflower. You gotta be kiddin’! She was standing there thinking what fools we all are having a kegger the night before graduation. Especially since Dean Macalister warned us that no one hungover would walk the aisle. Alysia’s an aloof prissy socialite. You just need to cool your jets. Don’t go embarrassing yourself.”
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
“Ventured… you don’t even know the meaning of that word. Sit down and have another.”
“No way. I think I’ll take an evening stroll on the beach. I hear the flowers are lovely this time of evening.”
Your gift was wonderful. I believe that we will get much use out of these gorgeous diaper pins.
Your Loving Granddaughter,
Please try to have that conversation we talked about with Grand mamma. She just send another package of 100 diaper pins. This time, they are ocean creatures. I tried to explain to her about the diapers for a newbie are not what you wore as a child, but I don’t think she is getting it.
Your Loving Daughter,
When Grand mamma comes over, get her to help with changing little Alice. When she sees it with her own eyes, she’ll understand.
Grand mamma has helped change Alice several times. Each time, after I fasten the Velcros, Grand mamma attaches the pins. “I just don’t trust these new things,” she says. HELP!
I suspect you will be receiving many more sets of attractive diaper pins. I suggest you eventually find a craft from Pinterest that they can be used for. Please, I would not tell Grand mamma.
“Ridiculous? I’m just getting ready to celebrate.”
“The party is tonight. We should be leaving. It’s a three hour drive and I have to go home to shower and change.”
“You can go, but I’d wait. Two more minutes.”
“At least take off that silly party hat. People are watching us.”
“Stop your spinning and dancing. Someone is going to call the cops.”
“Oooo… One minute. One day, I am actually going to be there on the spot. I ‘ve always dreamed of being there for the first ray of light for a new year.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Timbuktu. Where New Year’s begins. Same time zone as Greenwich, England. To be relaxing out on a dune, watching the stars shine like they will never shine here again, awaiting the first rays of the sun for a new year. What could be better? Three… Two… One…”
Christopher blows his noisemaker and spins and dances for almost five minutes- at least it seems that.
Two police officers are approaching.
I grab his hand. “Let’s go. You’ve celebrated enough.”
“Sure. Now we can shower and change and party. The New Year is here!”