Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Blog Fodder #4 and #5

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Wow - Blog Fodder #4 slipped by in the rush of Christmas......so I checked in at the hub to see what I missed!

Topic of the week commencing 18 December was submitted by Shane, over at Reflekshins.
“What is the best practical joke you have ever participated in, or one that was done on you?”

I'm not a fan of practical jokes, either playing them or having them played on me. So, this would actually be one fodder I can't complete........

So - onto #5 for this week.........

Marie, over at PractiGal, says

“Tell us something about your in-laws (funny, memories, etc.). If you don’t have any in-laws, pick a relative like siblings, parents, etc.”

Memories? At my age? Stacks of them......... :-) I do have in-laws (sort of, as we're not married), but one of my best memories is actually of my own parents.


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Years ago, I was in a local works pantomime as the principal girl. How I got the part is a whole 'nother story. The pantomime was Rumplestiltskin (well, made a change from Aladdin!) and I got to be the Princess in gold and silver gowns! But I also had two solos! Anyway, I was desperately learning words, memorising songs and trying to remember stage positions for months. I mentioned to my mother while visiting that I was in local amateur dramatics, and told her all about it. I just thought she was interested because we are an arty kind of family. I didn't think it really went in, because I have have always bored her easily.

The week of the show came and we did a show each evening and a matinee on Saturday. As I took my bows on Saturday afternoon I looked across the dim hall and saw two figures standing at the back applauding as if their life depended on it. My mother and stepdad travelled 60 miles from their home just to see me in a penny-anty pantomime.

I think it was the one time my mother was truly proud of me.

cq

10 comments:

Moogie said...

This is a lovely memory! Do you still act at all? Did you do it often growing up?

Thanks for participating this week! This is a great story!

Jenny Ryan said...

Ah, what a great story!

Anonymous said...

What great blog fodder

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Wonderful story, dear CQ! I would have loved to see that pantomime!

Anonymous said...

What a nice story :)

Thanks for stopping by mine!

Sophia said...

Hoppy New Year!

Claire said...

What a great memory!

Judy said...

What a great story... do you still act at all? I was in a couple of plays in high school and college, but I've been too busy since then. We now have a small theater group here, though, so I'm hoping to get back into it.

Anonymous said...

That was a fantastic story.
Thank You :)

YellowRose said...

What a wonderful memory!! Rumplestiltskin has some great memories for me too, it is one of the manyu stories my grandfather would tell us in great splendor as kids, it was my favorite! I'll have to blog about it one day!