Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Denny's Reception

First I want to let my readers know that I won't be blogging as often, for the next couple of weeks. My hubby has hit that mood, (that always comes with the Christmas spirit)of "We need to spend more time together". This mood doesn't come around very often, so I take it when I can get it. This means way less time on the computer, just reading every one's blogs and doing one of my own takes about 5 hours (that is dial-up, for ya!). So, I apologize in advance for not getting around to every one's blogs, for awhile.

Now on to the reception:

The reception is held at Denny's, where my brother worked. A few of the other guests were also previous workers of that particular Denny's. It was not only a family gathering, but also a workers reunion. Watching them all reminisce about working together reminded me of the few times I went back to old places I worked. It gives a nostalgic vibe, watching them.

They get a bunch of tables together and everyone is ignoring the dictators of who should sit where. Why they try is beyond me! Most of us are not the "follow the leader" kind of people, like my Mom would prefer. Seems like everyone in my family are the "take charge" kind or the "I'm doing my own thing" kind. LOL! Makes for some funny times.

We were all sitting around yakking and eating. The cameras are snapping from all directions.

There was an older couple sitting in the booth behind us. The elderly lady (Babs) comes over and offers to take pics with our cameras. In Babs talking, she has always had a passion for taking pics and was once quite good at it. New sister hands her camera over. Babs instructs everyone to get together for a group shot. When she couldn't get all of us in the shot, she proceeds to climb up on a chair.

I thought for sure my hubby was going to have a heart attack! He rushes over to her and begs her not to do it! She is NOT going to listen to a youngster! My hubby and her hubby help her up on a chair. She motions for my hubby to get in the shot, of course he refuses to budge from her side. No way was he going to let her elderly hubby be the only one standing there to catch her! I'm telling you, this woman was a lot frailer than the 75 yr old dancer and her hubby later confesses "he just got out of the hospital"!

Babs was up there and everyone is in place (packed in like sardines). She is still trying to figure out how to use the camera! My hubby is getting real nervous the longer she is up there, begs her to let him do it. Babs was a pistol! How dare this young boy try to tell her what to do!

The pics are finally done and thankfully she is escorted off the chair. Babs then proceeds to talk to us. I could feel the sixties oozing off of her. She made me feel like I was at hippies sit-in or freedom speech. It was strange but yet interesting. I bet that old girl had some fabulous adventures in her time.

I have been trying to get a good pic of my sister for a long time now. I get in front of her and asked her to look at me. She started laughing and I was laughing. I got a pic of her with a plate in front of her face, but her ear looked good! LOL!

Hubby and I head home right at dark, so we got to take in some Christmas lights for the first time this year.
Other than dying to get home and get into some comfortable clothes...
We had a good time.
Welcome to the crazy family, new sis!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Glad you had fun and Babs didn't fall.

Menopausal New Mom said... [Reply to comment]

What a gal that Babs must be. I bet she has a book in her for sure and glad she managed to get that photo without any mishaps. Wow, you went looking at Christmas lights, we used to do that as kids, I loved it. Enjoy your "us"time!

Joanie M said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like you all had a great time! I love women like Babs!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like fun - best wishes to the bride and groom

Maureen@IslandRoar said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like a great time and a colorful new character!
Enjoy your time with the hubby. I think it's sweet he feels this way.

mindy@thesuburbanlife said... [Reply to comment]

Man, that Babs is my new hero. I can barely climb up on chairs and I'm 40-something years her junior! Oh, and good luck with all the hubby time! Me and my hubby try that every once in awhile. Works for awhile...until we start driving each other nuts. Which is about, oh, 15 minutes into the "together" time. =)

Spot said... [Reply to comment]

Enjoy your "togetherness" time. I think everyone's going to slow down over the holidays. Have a very merry christmas Heather!


Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

Oh that Babs is priceless! How fun! She reminds me of the dancer lady you posted. Awesome!!

It sounds like a great time was had. I enjoyed the recap.

Wishing you warm fuzzies with the hubbby and a very merry Christmas!

Kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, how funny is Babs? I can just picture her up on that chair...with your hubby all nervous and begging her to get down!

So glad everyone had such a great time!

mch3n said... [Reply to comment]

It was a great time with the family. Babs scaird me when she got up on that chair. I was soo glad when she got off it and on on the floor and did not fall! Sorry that I could not stop laughing But when I looded at you I srated laughing more. Enjoy your togther time. My hubby is off for two weeks and said he whats to spend a lot of togther time too. Have a Merry Chirstmas.

Love ya sis.

mch3n said... [Reply to comment]

I know I miss spelled [looked] sorry.I did not see it until I posted it.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Suzicate...Thanks and me too.

Menopausal...I would enjoy reading a book about her. The lights were great.

Joanie...We did and Babs made it comical and scary.

Grace...It was fun and thanks.

Maureen...I'll try to have a good time, thanks.

Mindy...I'm hoping we can last at least a week.

Spot...I will try. I am definately going to slow down. Merry xmas!!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Angelia...Spunky old women give hope to us youngsters.

Kathryn...I hadn't seen him that nervous in a long time. crack me up over all the misspelled words. LOL!