Sunday, September 11, 2011

Monday Musings

Yesterday's post was #700!

Wow, who knew? (or, maybe, who'd-a-thought?)

Last week I read Sharon's stories about the long time Labor Day gathering that they host. She talked of a trailer called "The Road Toaster", the 2011 Gathering Jigsaw Puzzle and fondly about the "storytelling" that goes on all weekend.

I was reminded of a group of friends I had in my "before The Shepherd" days - we hung out at a local tavern called Cap Hansen's - just a beer and sandwich joint - for years, we gathered nearly every Friday night after work - and as the beer flowed, so would the stories - each year adding a few more - laughing until the tears ran down our cheeks. As the old song says: "Those were the days, my friend, I thought they'd never end" -

But they do end, don't they - The owner retires, the place is sold, the old time bartender gets laid off - some of the friends pass away, some divorce, some get new jobs and move away from "the old crowd" -

But the memories are still there -

Occasionally I sit an reflect on the new friends I've met while blogging - some almost a half a world away - and wonder - would we sit in an old tavern and have a beer and trade stories like in the old days.

I'd like to think so.


Kwee Cats said...

Our Mumsy would with you. And if they'd let us in, we'd come too :-)

Tina T-P said...

We'd get you some tuna juice, Kwee Cats! George & Gracie

Leigh said...

Congratulations on your 700th post! That's a lot of great blogging. I really liked this post. A warm and lovely idea.