Playing Bingo…or Not

We haven’t actually played Bingo yet.  But we laughed hysterically about the two of us in our 70s planning to. It was on a Monday morning when both our weekends were fraught with aches, pains, gurgles and leaks; the aging arthritic bones, airborne abdomens, and runaway bladders.

Laughter is the best medicine when you’re in this kind of an altered body state. So we went further with the plan. What we would wear, what to bring, where to go, and how to get there.

My friend, the storyteller, pronounced that we’d wear polyester outfits, hers powder blue, and mine turquoise. She’d color her white hair a blue haze, and I’d do mine a purple hue. We’d pack up large carry bags, multi-jeweled and waterproof, with sanitizer wipes, nitrile gloves, Lysol spray and discreet Depends. You never know what kinds of bugs lurk in a Bingo parlor, or a public restroom.OLD LADY WITH BLUE HAIR

Where should we go? Not to repeat her past bingo days in a nursing home with dozing, drooling partners, we expanded thought and place to a local casino, the one with outdoor fountains, animal statues and outlet shops.

Now the question, how do we get there? Do we drive or take a senior tour bus. We’re both of the same mind about the perils of health in public places. If we do the bus we’d be subjected to germ warfare, emergency CPRs, and chit-chat about pills, and medical problems. That’s not for us. We’d definitely drive!

In the end, it doesn’t matter whether we play bingo or not.  It was the Monday morning laugh about the plan to that was the best medicine for us!

About C.E.Robinson

I retired as a nurse practitioner in 2013, and became a full time novel writer. I added blogger in 2014 and created the blog site Before Sundown remember what made you smile. From the beginning, Before Sundown was honored with awards, and blog tours. I continue to be ever grateful, and appreciative of dedicated worldwide followers who like, comment, share and tweet posts. I started the blog to connect and support fellow bloggers, friends and family by writing blog posts about them--their books, interests, professions and travels. Overtime, I've added excerpts from WIPs as a co-author, and a final version (1/2020) of the first three pages of my book, Sunset Inn - wish you were here. Next, on to the publishing. The collections of sunsets/sunrises on the Welcome page came from bloggers all over the world. I wanted visitors to remember what made them smile Before Sundown. What better way than to offer them breathtaking sunsets or sunrises?
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2 Responses to Playing Bingo…or Not

  1. megdekorne says:

    What fun Christine ! I so enjoyed reading …hugs xxx meg

    Liked by 1 person

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