Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Why 50 is better than 20
Tonight is bunko. When we first moved into our neighborhood I wanted so much to meet my neighbors and be accepted. I couldn't wait to somehow be included and was happy at the chance to be part of this group ....I remember coming home from the first bunko. My kids were rooting for me, and said, "How was it?" and I answered, "Good! I won. I had the most losses." My oldest (competitive)son became concerned, "WHO are you playing with? What kind of people award money if you lose?" What he didn't realize is the purpose of bunko is not to eat, drink or win, but to socialize. Because were are all around 50 yrs old we have all had some kind of experience with a death, divorce, cancer, job loss etc ...and that is why we appreciate bunko ! No one cares about who has a bigger house, who drives the most expensive car. If someone prepares elaborate appetizers great! If someone puts cracker fishes out great too. It doesn't matter..the point is no longer to impress.. as we have come to know what matters most in life: faith and relationships.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 11:06 AM