Saturday, 21 March 2009

Write your story well!

Please ! Write your story well!

Last night Crossview & her man and mama and her man (ME!) double dated and went to Swamp Gravy, a local theatrical group at Colquitt, GA. The Name of the play was "Ain't No Tellin!" The four of us were with our church senior group. First we had dinner at the Tarrer Inn then walked around town until the theater opened. Crossview and hub, we love you! The picture is of the cultural museum at the theater.

The performance was superb! If you ever get a chance to go - do it! A very wholesome family event. The play centered around the last depression (the year 1938) - not this current depression! A writer came to town and wanted to write short stories and the play centered around the stories of the lives of people in the community. Lots of humor! However, papa cried off and on as I looked back at the "bones" (skeletons) in my own family's closet. I thought of my great grandmother who died in her 80's after spending the last 50 years of her life in an "Asylum for the insane". She was buried in an unmarked grave. I kind of wrote the very last few lines of her story. In 1997 I found her grave sight and the grave now has a nice marker on it.

If each 20 years of your life was an Act of a four Act play, what Act are you in? I am now in the final Act of mine, I want to have a great ending, with a little humor thrown in. However I hear the Epilogue goes for an eternity.

As mama and I said good bye to Crossview and her hub, I hugged Crossview and with tears in my eyes I told her, "Write your story well!"

27 comments:

darla said...

Glad that you had a good time! Was thinking you would not be on here this weekend..

I will be looking to catch up with you tomorrow. Love you and mama!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - love you too! We had a great time - writing more of my story! LOL

The Real Gal said...

Seems like you had a grand time you two! Blessings to you this day!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Gal - Thank you - you have a great day as well!

CrossView said...

Thank you both for such a wonderful visit! it broke my heart to see you leave. It ended all too soon!

You guys are the best double-date ever! You're just so dang cuddly.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - we love you guys! It was a fun double date!! We will have to do that again in Michigan sometime!

CrossView said...

Michigan? Above the Mason-Dixon line? Where it snows? *snorts*

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - yep! Above the Mason-Dixon line - Union country!

Peter Olson said...

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sunny and 35 degrees F. Ha! Ha!
Beautiful weather here! :-)

Write that Life Story!

Love,
Peter J. Olson

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hey! Peter, turn the heat on! At least by Thursday!

Ed said...

I am glad you and Mama enjoyed your night on the town.

My favorite play is the simple story of life, told over several generations, in a New Hampshire town, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder.

I am not sure what stage of life I am in. Don't know if it is a four, five or six, act play.

Tomorrow my life could completely change, begin a new act.

Some people claim I am in my second childhood. I would like to think that, at least in some ways, I never left my first. :)

You are writing a great story of love, and life, in your blog, and how you live in the world.

Indian Lake Papa said...

ED, thank you for always very kind remarks. I too am in my 2nd childhood - or maybe still in my first!

I am still writing my story. A man that I knew went to prison last year for a 10 year terM for DUI - Manslaughter charge. He died last week in prison as a result of poor health. Sad. Write your story well Ed - I am enjoying it as it unfolds!

darla said...

(i have a trampoline! hahahaha)

Just Be Real said...

Dropping by again to inform you that I moved my blog address to: http://justbereal77.blogspot.com/

Blessings.

Indian Lake Papa said...

DArla - I have NEVER been on a trampoline! Scary!

Be REal - got it! You are on my blog roll.

Tanya said...

Papa, that is so true, we need to write our story well. I have been thinking about this lately. Our stories will go on for generation after generation. I listen to Jeff's family and the stories that have been going on for sometime. I hope that when people talk about me, it will be uplifting and loving. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time and I hope that you will make it a date all the time. God bless you.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tanya - We need to be so careful as we write our stories. I have a few "scenes" I would like re-enact.

Roxanne Kristina said...

I have been thinking about you all day. Just said prayer for safe travels. Glad you shared a lovey eve before your departure. And I know your tears will soon be of a different kind when you hold your new grandbaby. Please take pictures so we can see first hugs.

xoxox,
R

PS: I found the lilac article! I will send it to you in land mail. xoxoxo!!!

darla said...

hurry back..drive safely, i will be praying lots for you!!! I want to visit..so I do have alterior motives..hahaha

Roxanne Kristina said...

Made blog post w/ you in it. Let me know if prob:

http://roxannekristina.blogspot.com/2009/03/as-you-may-or-may-not-know-ive-been.html

xoxox,
R

CrossView said...

Are you there safe and sound?

mandy said...

Act two
Wow.
Act two. What am I doing with this? It's a CRAZY Act, for sure.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi All !! We are back in Michigan - safe & sound! Very tired - need to unpack!

Roxanne Kristina said...

Papa I got your email. Thanks. Please take your time to catch your breath and love on your grandbabies (and kids! :0). But take pictures so we can see after your settled!!! Love you!!! R

Anonymous said...

Good to know you made it safely. Have prayed for you!

Janis

Elizabeth said...

Hi Papa!
Love you and Mama!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - Still have to unpack! Last evening we made a surprise visit to a Bible study group here on the camp - so we didn't get much unpacked!

Hi beth! we love you too! We see the grand kids tomorrow - Saturday! Can't wait!

Janis - your prayers are always appreciated! Tell everyone we made it! You and Howie are great friends. Hope to see you this summer.