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What Day is it Anyway? #SoCS Edition Saturday, July 11th, 2020

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by Chihuly

Take me down to my boat on the river …

I’m trying to remember the last time I was in a boat. Was it a canoe? I love canoeing.

Last time I was in one was on a camping trip with my late husband. I made the mistake of letting him steer. We zigzagged across the lake. I had no idea before that that you could take the long way from one side of a lake to the other.

Or was it the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls? Again, with my husband. That was a fun trip. I don’t remember the exact circumstances, but we were there with my mother and her sisters. We had one room and they were next door in the hotel. For some reason, my mother was worried about Darren and I going out the night we spent there, so we snuck out for a walk. It was beautiful out when we left the hotel, but there was a sudden rain storm that almost literally swept us off our feet. Seriously, we had to hold on to a fence post.

We went back to the hotel, totally drenched. Not to be deterred from being naughty (from my mother’s perspective at least), we went out AGAIN the next morning in search of Tylenol. My mother, of course, tried to find us while we were gone. She panicked and begged the hotel staff to let her into our room. They were getting ready to use the master key when we got back.

Man, did we get in trouble. That taught me not to go out without my mother’s permission, I tell ya. I was 46 years old at the time.

Niagara Falls, 2010

The view from our room

 

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

This boat trip down memory lane is an adaptation of #WDIIA and Stream of Consciousness Saturday, brought to you by both. To join us in the SoCS tradition, click the following link where you’ll find all the instructions and the other participants’ posts in the comments. It’s fun! https://lindaghill.com/2020/07/10/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-11-2020/ Or you can link to this post if you just want to write a What Day is it Anyway? post.

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

10 thoughts on “What Day is it Anyway? #SoCS Edition Saturday, July 11th, 2020

  1. Lol! Now that’s funny! 😀 mother knows best!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this memory of adventure and the Chihuly art! I hope you get to go canoeing again some day. 🙂

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  3. I laughed too, after I saw your age. But that’s the thing about mothers. We’ll always be their babies.

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  4. What great memories, Linda! I laughed when I read your age after being chastised by your mom at Niagara Falls.

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  5. Mother’s, bless them 💜💜

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