Thursday, May 14, 2009

Have A Little Fun! DL Larson

Last Saturday our church hosted a mother-daughter luncheon. Over one hundred people attended, from the very young to the elderly. All were happy to be there. It's been three years since we all gathered together to celebrate our womanhood. Before that, it had been nearly fifteen years since the last mother-daughter banquet. When my daughters were younger it had been a yearly event, and quite formal and long, and the girls usually went home hungry because they didn't eat yucky salads.

Three years ago several ladies my age got together and decided to try again with the mother-daughter banquet, which we promptly renamed luncheon. We reminisced on what had been so draining for us as mothers and how if we ever got the chance to change things we would. So we did. We invited a few younger moms to join us and a new era began.

We changed the menu to include a "little ladies buffet" just for kids. It has been a big hit. We lightened the entertainment to skits and poems with audience participation. Another welcome change and surprisingly funny. Add a few songs by local musicians and our luncheon was complete. In other words, we decided if we were going to do something worthwhile, we just as well have a little fun doing it.

As a committee chair and MC, I was in charge of finding the skits and poems, etc. while others were working on decorations, door prizes and all that goes into making a luncheon special. My task was time-consuming but also something I enjoy doing. I found so many great skits, wrote a few as well, then had the difficult decision of which ones to use for this year's luncheon. Here's one I found, don't ask me where, I don't remember and there was no author, so feel free to use it for your own special occasion. We did it in skit form, but the idea is still the same ...

'Two little old ladies were sitting on a park bench outside the local townhall where a flower show was in progress. The thin one leaned over and said, "Life is so boring. We never have fun anymore. For $10 I'd take my clothes off and streak through that stupid flower show."

"You're on! I got a ten right here," said the second lady waving her money.

The first lady fumbled her way out of her clothes and completely naked streaked (as fast as an old lady could) through the front door of the flower show.

Waiting outside the second lady heard a huge commotion inside the hall, followed by loud applause and shrill whistling. The smiling and naked lady came through the exit door surrounded by a cheering crowd.

"For heavens sake, what happened in there?"

The thin lady waved a purple ribbon. "I won first prize as Best Dried Arrangement!"'

Til next time ~

DL Larson

PS: whatever you do today ~ put a little fun in it!


L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a good one!

L. Diane Wolfe

Deb Larson said...

Just trying to lighten our burdens a bid! Thanks for stopping by!
DL Larson

Margot Justes said...

You did lighten the burden-wonderful blog.