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Goldie

Mary Mooney

Thursday, August 14, 2014 • 5:34pm

 

All you had to do was pick up a duck from a moving tank of water and you’d get a prize.  No one was there, so I picked up a duck.  Then another.  And another.  And another.  And another. And after the tenth duck someone came over and said, “You can’t do that.”  Really?  No one was here.  I’m hot.  The water felt good.  The ducks are cute.  Whatever.  “You have to pay to do that.”  They’re little duckies.  Really?  Playing dumb didn’t work this time, so John hauled out a little cash.   I let the little yellow floaters go through a circuit and then I picked one up.  Goldie was my special prize.  Wow.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

 

Today I am grateful for Goldie.  What in the world?  When we were in Atlantic City I saw a Boardwalk game I could actually do on the Steel Pier.

 

 

 

All you had to do was pick up a duck from a moving tank of water and you’d get a prize.  No one was there, so I picked up a duck.  Then another.  And another.  And another.  And another. And after the tenth duck someone came over and said, “You can’t do that.”  Really?  No one was here.  I’m hot.  The water felt good.  The ducks are cute.  Whatever.  “You have to pay to do that.”  They’re little duckies.  Really?  Playing dumb didn’t work this time, so John hauled out a little cash.   I let the little yellow floaters go through a circuit and then I picked one up.  Goldie was my special prize.  Wow.

 

 

 

I love her.  So I hide her in odd places for my poor, tolerant husband to find.  I hid her in his medicine cabinet, stuffed in socks, his peanut can (in a baggie) and the visor of his car.  When he finds her, he hides her for me to find.  I have found her in my sneakers, in my underwear drawer, in my tea cup and under the sheet on my side of the bed.  I found her after two nights of sleeping on her.  She got a little flat. Geeze.   Back and forth we go.   It’s stupid.  It’s silly.  It’s fun. 

 

 

 

We did this with a stuffed lizard (Greenie) in Indonesia for three years.  Greenie went golfing, came to America unexpectedly, rode in a briefcase to work and scared the crap out of my houseman when he found him in the bathroom, under the matt.  We still have Greenie someplace, but we can’t find her.  She’s really hidden well this time! 

 

 

 

So now we have Goldie and I’m grateful.  She’ll be a lot of fun to play with until we lose her, too.  It’s John’s turn to hide her.  Creativity is great.  So is insanity!  The game is afoot.

 

I love her.  So I hide her in odd places for my poor, tolerant husband to find.  I hid her in his medicine cabinet, stuffed in socks, his peanut can (in a baggie) and the visor of his car.  When he finds her, he hides her for me to find.  I have found her in my sneakers, in my underwear drawer, in my tea cup and under the sheet on my side of the bed.  I found her after two nights of sleeping on her.  She got a little flat. Geeze.   Back and forth we go.   It’s stupid.  It’s silly.  It’s fun. 

We did this with a stuffed lizard (Greenie) in Indonesia for three years.  Greenie went golfing, came to America unexpectedly, rode in a briefcase to work and scared the crap out of my houseman when he found him in the bathroom, under the matt.  We still have Greenie someplace, but we can’t find her.  She’s really hidden well this time! 

So now we have Goldie and I’m grateful.  She’ll be a lot of fun to play with until we lose her, too.  It’s John’s turn to hide her.  Creativity is great.  So is insanity!  The game is afoot.
 

Each and every day I find something to be grateful for. My gratitude's are heartfelt, personal, moving and often humorous. Facebook followers have encouraged me to branch out. I hope you will relate.

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