Grandmas Just Wanna Have Fun

Photo was taken by the Woodbury Magazine (Tiger Oak Publication)

The secret to having fun is attitude. And sometimes a bit of planning. I keep myself busy throughout the week with a range of activities that bring me joy.

Games
I play a range of games, some them with other people and some by myself. I think they’re important to keep my brain moving and learning new things. Some of the games I play regularly are poker, two penny bingo, regular bingo and horse racing. Whether it’s a puzzle, trivia questions, a brain teaser or a crossword, I’ve spent many nice hours testing myself—and hopefully helping my memory.

Church
I love singing, and church is a wonderful place to do that. I’ve met many nice people through church and even went to both Catholic and Protestant services with an old boyfriend for a time. (Had to keep good, ya know.) Any event that allows you to reflect and find community is good by me.

Skits
This old boyfriend of mine used to be part of the St. Paul Clown Club. Together, with a few of our friends we’d put on skits for the rest of the residents. Boy, were they fun! Sometimes, we would pretend we were a band and play fake instruments. We’d all get real dressed up and be real entertaining. The crowd sure did love us.

Surprise Yourself
Speaking of dressing up, one time I took the role of Mae West and went up to a gentleman in a wheelchair, looked him in the eye and said, “Why don’t you come up and see me sometime?”
He nearly fell out of his chair. Imagine little old me doing that to a man, my, my, it was a sight to see. We all laughed quite a while about that.

There are so many other things to do to have fun, but it really comes down to you and what you make of it. You can see church as boring, or you can sing your heart out. You can find doing a skit “weird,” or you can really have fun with it. The fun is there to be had, you just have to have an open mind and an open heart.

Thanks for visiting my corner of the world!

One thought on “Grandmas Just Wanna Have Fun

  1. I loved reading this. I’ve always said growing up is optional and getting old is only for the lucky. It helps thinking positive and if you don’t mind it doesn’t matter.

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