Saturday, July 29, 2006

Marlene's Birthday

Our Birthday club went out to celebrate Marlene's birthday. In our club the one with the birthday picks the place to go and the day. She does the driving. On my birthday celebration I pick a near by place because it gets dark early and there is still snow. Marlene's is in the summer more daylight hours. She picked the Holiday in Phelps WI. It is a newly constructed supper club. It overlooks the lake. They have cloth tablecloths and napkins. They had live music. The food was excellent.

We had a extra bonus. Some years ago we had a young women who was very talented musically. She had a breakdown and she went into a place for care. She would not have any communication with us. As we drove to the restaurant we brought up her name and were wondering how she was and where she was. The waitress had just seated us and we looked over to the table next to us and the young lady was seated at the next table with her sister. We had to take a double take, were we seeing things. It was her. We went over to the table, and she was happy to see us, and we talked and hugged while we ordered and waited for our food. She was staying during the summer at their cottage and in the winter at the family home in Ohio. It was so nice to see her and see that she was doing well.
On to the casino. They had a concert that was to be held in a large tent. As we entered a storm broke out with thunder and lightening, so they moved the seating time so the casino now was packed . The birthday girl won and every one but me won a little. I lost the 20 I set aside to play with. I can still be a part of the losers party. Here I was trying to win enough for our down payment on the house. There was a person from Crystal Falls that won 5 million before so maybe but I don't think she was playing the pennie machine. You have to play big to win big. That's not for me.
The day was a good one except for the rain. I forgot to mention that the power went out in the casino for a short time. Ihad gone to the restroom but there were people on the ATM machine and those at the slot machines that had trouble.

10 Comments:

Blogger QuillDancer said...

Betty, I live in Vegas and I gamble like you -- rarely and with a set amount, period. One day I was jokingly bemoaning my $57.00 "new house fund" and a co-worker suggested, "Take it to the casino and you could win enough to buy a castle if you'd like." I said, "Yes, I could also be left with nothing at all."

She said that it is my attitude that keeps me from winning. I totally agree -- but it also keeps me from losing!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

What a great story about seeing the woman you were talking about.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

i like that idea...friends in a birthday club..how faboulous.

the day out sounded amazing..i can't believe how you ran into your old friend. how happy we all are that she is obviously doing better..things like that are so hard to deal with..

i don't gamble..i wouldn't know how to play any of those games. i can't believe she won 5 million dollars...that is something...can you imagine...wow...

sorry you lost your 20 but i'm glad that you had fun. fun is good.

i have been thinking of your sister. i hope she and your friend that was in hospital are doing well.

hugs Betty. take care.

10:01 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's nice for a change. You get to pick the place where you want to go.
hello! I'm here from Dr. John

4:57 AM  
Blogger Punk Rock Mom said...

Sounds like you have a great group of friends. Good luck winning the house down payment. Maybe next time. Thanks for stopping by our blog!

12:30 PM  
Blogger kristi said...

Betty sounds like you had a nice time, I can never win at the casino either. I think it is because I only limit myself 20.00 too. I think I have to spend a bunch more to win but I just can't take that chance with my money.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

That birthday party is a pretty neat idea. And it sounds like a great choice was made. Sorry you didn't win the big jackpot.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Bella said...

Sounds like some GIRL FUN! Isn't nice to see a freind that you have been wondering about? I recently found my my best friend in High school.

Bella + Gambling = L-O-S-E-R

Bello says I'm not allowed to gamble anmore. :( Oh well, it bores me anyway. I'd rather spend my money on other stupid stuff like food.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

send here by Dr. John lol...hello beautiful. hope you are well.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Sounds like a good time at a nice place. It seems, however, that you have Doc's "hapless loser" mojo.. ;-)

7:44 AM  

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