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Random thoughts on being a Mother of the Bride...although since we are now past The Wedding, perhaps this would be better titled Random Thoughts On Life In General...

Friday, October 05, 2007

Friday Night in Wheaton

During the summer, Friday night is "Classic Car Night." Two blocks on Front Street are devoted to old cars of various and assorted vintages, and folks of all ages (and vintages) stroll up and down admiring said cars, heading to Tate's for ice cream, or down to the Dairy Queen for a cookie dough Blizzard. Music that matches the vintage of the cars -- primarily 50's & 60's rock and roll blares out from the speakers set up in Martin Plaza.

We wandered downtown tonight only to discover it was the last of the car nights for the year. It is an incredible October night -- very warm -- at 8:30 it is still 75! Bob got a cone at Dairy Queen, and then we just sat in the plaza, grooving to the music and people watching. SO fun! Lots of families -- little kids -- older folks -- grandparents -- sprinkled with a few twenty-somethings.

I sat there missing our kids -- but interestingly enough, missing our *little* kids. Missing the five year old Tim and the eight year old Torrey and the 10 year old Jill.


Memories are good -- but they don't quite make up for the real thing.

I wish we could have enjoyed tonight with the grownup Tim, Torrey & Jill.

Maybe on a Friday night next year???


At 6:47 AM, Blogger The Silver Fox said...

Ah, what memories, what memories from nineteen hundred and seventy three (or there-a-bouts). :o)


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