soiree for the grandchildren and godchildren was the SLOT machine! Yes, my dear friend Wendy is the proud owner of an authentic slot machine that she "earned" when she sold someone's house. The story goes that when she listed her client's home, she noticed the slot machine in one of the rooms and went schizo over it. The owner told her that if she could sell the house in a month, the slot machine was hers. She sold it in a week! After signing all the paperwork, the owner helped her load it in her car and off she went.
Needless to say, it's a highlight for her own grandchildren whenever they visit or spend the night. And during our wedding soiree, my grandson Noah (age 10) and his sister Eden (age 6) along with Lorne's godson Hunter (age 9 wearing the snazzy fedora) spent the whole evening taking turns at the "Kitchen Casino" slot machine whooping and hollering when they hit it big! Yes, real money comes out and the kids just kept shoveling it back in. What a hoot! (Lorne's goddaughter, thirteen-year-old Violet, preferred to hang out with the adults.)
shot of one of her granddaughters on a Saturday morning as she played with the slot machine. Click here. Be sure to turn up the sound to get the full impact! Anna is so silly as she grooves to the music. It has to be pretty special to prefer the slot machine to Saturday morning cartoons!
Thanks to the sensational Denise Nesbitt, the creator of ABC Wednesday, and to the stellar Roger, our administrator.
Oh, on a side note, my ankle had a tiny chip come loose and the tendon is damaged and pretty sore, but nothing like the last time. I can walk without the boot and go up and down the stairs one step at a time holding onto the railing for dear life. Physiotherapy again! So sad!
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.