Since I don’t drive on the freeway, I usually ride to the Montclair Plaza for our Wordsmiths meeting with my friend and co-member, Marilyn Donahue. However, Marilyn was on vacation at the time of our last meeting, so my husband Wayne, bless him, offered to drive me there and wait for me.
When we arrived, a couple of members who had met him before were there and said “Hi,” and Wayne chose to sit at a table on the other side of a small divider in the Food Court where we meet. Here he was happy to relax and read his Sports Illustrated. Other members arrived and the meeting began.
Around 11:30, I noticed Wayne going to the pizza counter to get lunch. As he returned with this tray, I leaned back in my chair and called out, “Hey, Good-Lookin.’ What did you get for lunch?”
Never were there such stunned looks on my fellow writers faces! Those who knew Wayne had forgotten he was there, and others had no idea who he was! To a person, they all wondered WHY I was “flirting” with this strange (yet handsome!) man. As one member put it, “This is a side of Marge we didn’t know about!”
Of course, I immediately explained who he was, and Wayne came to our table and chatted for a few minutes. We all had a good laugh.
Wordsmiths is always a terrific gathering, and we all look forward to it. But this time there certainly was an added note of fun and hilarity!
Contributed by Marjorie Flathers