Trip into the Phillips reality
Let me say breakfast was a trip
through a typical Phillips reality.
I sat in the window with a fabulous view of the ocean and watched the tide race to the shore. As beautiful as it was, my attention was drawn to an "older" couple (characterized by me as anyone older than us LOL). They had not spoken a word to each other since we had been there. She picked at her napkin, he strummed his fingers on the tabletop. Were they simply not morning people, or had the years of their marriage and busyness robbed them of anything in common? I once thought they were talking. They had just gotten their food, but realized she was fussing at the items on her plate. :). She cut up a few bites and they lapsed back into common silence.
I joined back into the family conversation. We were entertained by 5 year old Sarah's imaginary friend, Millie the Mermaid, that had her own seat at the table. We were told she was doing flips because she was so happy!
Sam told about the scones from this bakery/tea room in January were better than the ones this past Sunday. He was sure they left out sugar. Holly says "you don't put sugar in scones." I assured her you put in a small amount. The bantering continued, she always finding a positive to any negative I spoke. I looked at Bruce (her husband) and asked, "Is she always like this?" He laughed. "Thank you. Finally someone else noticed !" We laughed. She is just like her Dad!
By the way, the couple left without saying a word. Obviously,the coffee didn't work! What a difference between them and the couple I talked about with the wife in the Bohemian clothes (see last week's blog). LOL.
3/27/2013 03:49:28 am
Once, while doing my rounds out on the floor at the restaurant, I saw something similar. An older couple (relative term, I know, but let's say they were probably in their late 50's to early 60's) sat in their booth and as soon as they got settled they both took out paperback novels. I never saw them speak to each other, let alone make any eye contact. They looked up long enough to place their orders and were pleasant but dull to their server, returning immediately to the fictional world of the pages in front of them. I tried to see the titles they were reading, maybe hoping that at least their books were filled with some kind of adventure or romance. They made me sad.
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Ann Phillips, Tennessee native with roots in North Carolina, mother of 5, grandmother of 15 and loving life..