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Friday, April 12, 2019

Use Your Words: April 2019 Shuffleboard?


Today’s post is a writing challenge created by Karen @ Baking in A TornadoThis is how it works: 11 participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words for someone else to turn into a post. All words must be used at least once and all posts will be different as each writer has received their own set of words. No one joining knows who received their words or in what direction the writer will take them. Until now. That’s the challenge!  

My words are:
coffee ~ egg salad ~ hump ~ pansy ~ formation
They were submitted by the very sweet Jules@ The Bergham Chronicles 

Pattern Stories #6
 
Photo property of Advance Pattern Co. of Canada, LTD


Some Tuesday in April 1960

Betty, practicing and editing today's speech: 

Hi Ladies! Thanks to each of you for arriving on time to this week's Bridge Luncheon! (as if Lauren is EVER on time.) I'd like to personally thank Sarah for serving the coffee, and Judy, for bringing the delicious egg-salad sandwiches. The small petite triangles you cut them into are perfect for keeping our waistlines, ahem "in-line. (wait for laughter

 Now, you may have noticed that Charlotte and I are not dressed appropriately for today's lunch. (note judging glances) Instead, we've worn a sample outfit for Friday's first annual Shuffleboard tournament! (wait for excited applause) I understand that it will be hard for some of us to get over the hump of not wearing our usual dresses. We are Debutantes, after all! (smile at nervous-nodders) But ladies! I promise you will not lose your femininity! Just look at the gorgeous colors of these pedal pushers! I've made mine in cerulean and Char is wearing that beautiful spring pansy-red color! After Bridge, I'll pass around sewing patterns of the very pants we're wearing.  Surely you'll have a pair of your own whipped up by Friday! (offer help to the less-skilled seamstresses, perhaps bartering for child tending! Also, remind the women it's not yard work they're tending to. This is the opportunity to show off their jewelry!)  *Use your pearls and new white cuff bracelet as examples!

Phyllis brought copies of the 'Rules and Etiquette of Shuffleboard' to pass out today. Be sure to look over the pamphlets before the tournament and get with your assigned team sometime this week to practice. We'd like to arrive Friday in correct dress, correct formation, and with the rules-of-play securely under our belts. (reassure and repeat to any nervous-Nellys.)

Enough of that, Charlotte and I will quickly change and then, it's time for Bridge! (more applause)
***(Make Charlotte promise that this is the LAST speech I have to give...at least until beach volleyball.) 

Happy "Wear-Whatever-You-Feel-Like" aka, "Wear-Whatever-is-Clean" Day, friends :)
-Michele


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17 comments:

  1. You know I love your Pattern Stories and the glimpse it gives me into how your mind works. All that time off hasn't diminished your creativity!

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    1. Nothing like jumping back 60 years to care about what to wear. And I told you, my mind is a scary place sometimes. If I had to have ladies over for card games weekly, I'd die. Literally.

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  2. Very funny and entertaining story! What a talented group of ladies that can whip up their own outfit from a pattern, make great egg-salad sandwiches and play a mean game of Bridge or Shuffleboard. Can't wait to see what your next pattern story is. Love, M

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    1. Thanks for being my editor, man. Can you imagine you introvert wife following rules of dress? I mean, sans cruise. I might like to know how to play shuffleboard. My body tells me it's probably the sport I can play these days. <3

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  3. OMG I guffawed and snorted. Great used of words and pattern prompt. I am sure that's exactly how it all went down.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I was stunned to find a pattern of a woman with a shuffleboard stick. Glad to have you back!

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  4. I love your pattern stories.

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  5. Love this story! The sassy comments/thoughts are the best. You are so creative! I always look forward to seeing how you will use your awesome (retro) patterns for your stories. Keep them coming! <3 Love you always!

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    1. You're so sassy! LOL Thanks for your support, A. You KNOW how much it means to me. Love you right back.

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  6. Bahahaha! I LOVE this. Live in a 55+ community and yes, they have a league for shuffleboard. Maybe I need to join? These clothes would be lots cuter than the baggy denim they currently wear ( No I haven't played, I see them as I drive by)

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    1. I didn't even know shuffleboard was a game played off of a cruise ship! I kind of wonder if I would mind living in a time where everything worn wasn't baggy. Let me know if you ever join a league <3

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  7. Pattern stories are my new favourites! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you! It's a lot of fun to come up with them <3

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  8. Whew! I'm a bit late!
    I was excited to see you wrote your fabulous pattern story again!! I SO look forward to them! And you didnt disappoint!

    Is it strange I hear your voice when reading this? Lol! Miss you ff!!

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    1. NicNak, I am so happy you stopped by! I can't think of a better compliment than you reading that silly story in my voice. Miss your face. <3

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  9. I love your Pattern Stories! They are so creative and clever. I hope you enjoy writing them as much as we enjoy reading them! Love you, girl. Xoxo

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