Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Wellspent Saturday Evening

Time is truly a commodity, and spending it wisely is critical. I love it when we are able to spend a whole evening just being with my parents. They are more than just the people who gave me my DNA, they are our friends. We enjoy their company. We never run out of things to talk about…and laugh again and again at the same old stories.

Saturday night we swung by and picked them up and headed to Seattle to watch a co-worker's 8th grade niece, perform the part of Lucy in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. But first we went to dinner at Romios which very frugally had coupons in the entertainment book. To say that our eyebrows rose at the location and appearance of this particular Romios would be an understatement. A loitering, intoxicated pack of men were lounging casually around the restaurant. We parked behind the building and entered up a steep, rickety flight of stairs into a very odd back hallway. Amazingly there were no other patrons. Not only was the food not up to Romios usual standard, this particular Romios would not honor the coupons. Oh well! The highlight of dinner was listening to our attractive young waiter’s heavy old world Italian accent. On to the play!

It was a packed house in the lunchroom/gym/theatre at St. Matthews School in North Seattle. Parents, grandparents, siblings, students, and other visitors(us) watched as the 8th grade performed “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown" led by a profoundly deaf Charlie Brown(he had a special hearing aid that piped the piano directly into his ear.) When attending an 8th grade performance one expects it to be a bit rinky-dink, and amateurish, but I must say they did an amazing job! The pianist, a truly gifted young man, blew us all away with his talent. My favorite part was the trombone which was used as the teachers voice…it perfectly imitated the WHA WHA WHA of the adults in the old Peanuts cartoons. HILARIOUS!!! I couldn’t help but think of the long lasting memories that those kids have made. All their hard work, the thrill of the moment, the enjoyment of putting something like that together…it will stick with them for the rest of their lives. Good for them!

What an evening! What fun! J.

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