Monday, April 20, 2009


Last night we watched a movie, The Temptations on VH1. Let me tell you, I was rocking and rolling to those 60's golden oldies. When they sang, The Way You do The Things You Do, I got up off the couch and sang it to Bill. "You're so bright, you should have been a candle...if good looks were a minute, then you would be an hour.."
Twenty Valentine's Days ago, he knew that I was disappointed because he had to work nights and all of our friends were going to a dance. We were in National Supermarket that Valentine's day when this song came on through the overhead speakers. He grabbed my hand and danced the Imperial with me, spun me around, embarrased me, made me laugh; right there in the cookie aisle we jitterbugged. A lady pushed her cart around the corner, saw us, then backed away. It has always been my favorite dance in the spotlight, albeit flourescent store light. Years ago, I wrote about this incident. My story won second place in a contest and was published in Suburban Journals.

You have your own stories simmering; reach into that stew pot of memories and write about something unexpected that happened to you. You don't have to write for publication; write for posterity. Your grandchildren will appreciate reading your 'stories' someday.

1 comment:

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

The Temptations were great!