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.
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.