Friday, November 4, 2011

Out Of Place?

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that JB, a friend of mine who now lives out in western Canada, was visiting at home here, in Windsor.  He had called me to let me know that a bunch of friends were going to meet at Average Joes, where there was Karaoke on that Wednesday after our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

JB knows that I am not a bar person.  I don't go to bars, except for a special reason.  That Wednesday was a special day, for I knew it would be several months at least, before I had a chance to see JB, again.

Since I had been relaxing, ready for bedtime, I got myself up from my recliner chair and got ready to go.  All the while getting dressed and prepared to go out, I just couldn't believe I was doing this.

Off I went.  Since our meeting place was only a few minutes drive from home, I arrived there, quickly. 

I must admit, it felt really strange walking into a place like this, even if it is considered to be a restaurant/bar, because I felt rather out of place.  Glancing around the room, I immediately spotted JB.  He saw me enter and waived at me.

Many people who said they were going to join him, didn't.  Even so, when I arrived, JB was seated next to a fellow who used to worship at my church J.  Across from him was a woman who I met for the first time, M.

Within a few minutes, my daughter B, arrived.  She sat next to M.

We had a good time, chatting and reconnecting.  Singing, too.

Well, at least M and I had a good time, singing.  No one else at the table wanted to get up in front of the small group of people who were in the place.  Oh well, it was fun for at least some of us.

Knowing I wasn't sure if I would see JB again, before he left to return out west, I brought him a copy of my book Love Never Fails You... and a bookmark for him and the others at the table.  Of course, I didn't expect he would read it at that time, but I wanted to make sure he had a copy.

Other people sang Karaoke.  Some with good voices and some with great voices!  Including M!

I must mention that only one person in our group partaked in alcoholic beverages.  The rest of us didn't.

One person ordered some food to share with the group.  I thought it was very nice of J, but I didn't indulge.

All the others in the group were drinking water with lemon or lime.  I drank tea. 

Okay.  Go ahead.  Laugh!

Actually, I thought the waitress would be upset, but she wasn't.  And, of course, we greatly tipped her!  But, more than this, she was a friend of M's.

Apparently, M goes there almost every Wednesday evening.  So, the waitress is used to having at least one group of people who do not drink alcohol!  Praise God!

Something happened that was a real shocker!  I cannot tell you the whole story at this time, so you'll have to tune-in, tomorrow.  I will say that it shocked my daughter B, who was just getting ready to leave our group.  And, it shocked JB.  But, the person it shocked most, was me!

Just as my daughter stood up to leave, a fellow came over to our group and tapped me on the shoulder, and asked me to dance.

See you, tomorrow!

Until next time...

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