Does this evoke the smiles, juvenile and fun memories of the Wham song,
“Wake Me Up, Before You Go (Go)?” I called using the telephone at work,
my friend, Anna, and she did not answer since she did not recognize the
number last night. I left a message and told her,
“I am leaving work and it is now 5:30 p.m. You were going to come by and
get me to take me to the ‘Invitations Only Event.’ I will be ready a little bit
after 6:00! See you in a bit!”
I ran into the apartment building, waving at a neighbor, stripped down and
washed entire body with a washcloth. My hair had been curled and ‘set’
last night, my youngest daughter has taught me to put it in a bun and it
will hold the curl. Baby fine hair would be wilting if I showered.
I put all the lotion and makeup back onto my face and body, added
a few extra sprays of a light cologne, got dressed up and ran back to
the front of the building and was there at 6:02. I sat down and took a
few cleansing breaths, loving the temperature and the rod iron bench
in the front of the building is where I hang out catching rides sometimes
from friends. On weekends, I volunteer for designated driver status.
At 6:10 I was worried. Still no cell phone so did not know what to do?
I took out my little pad of paper and it held this simple message:
“Meet Anna in the front of my apt. building at 6:00 on Thurs.”
I decided to clomp back around the building outside along the alley.
I went around the corner and ran up to Anna’s little perky blue car.
I did not yell, but I took my pad of paper out and said,
“Hey, did you forget this note I wrote to myself? You sat on your sofa
and saw me write it.”
She laughed and said,
“Maybe you should have made me a duplicate copy, Robin!”
It was like a Lucy and Ethel moment. We are senior citizens and we
I hugged her through her rolled down window and said,
“Thank you for believing I would be going with you. It has been since
Saturday morning. Remember the old days when people set times
and dates? No one needed to confirm anything on cell phones or text
messages? This has been a hectic week and I cannot believe recent
developments in my investigation. I will get in on the other side and
So, I had a note taped to my door on Wednesday. This was Thursday
night. It said, “I know you don’t have a cell phone, if you can call me
or drop by the police station tonight.
I found out that the surveillance tape revealed the man who took my
purse. He was directly sitting in front of me, slouched in his chair.
He gradually went lower in his slouch, very casually using his long,
lanky legs to grab my purse. He then slowly brought it back under his
own chair. He threw it into his backpack and left. I did not recognize him
but the cops all knew him.
My friend, Officer Sean Frank told me that he needed my credit card
numbers. (Which by the way, companies will not tell you them, even if
they are cancelled over the phone.)
I got from my bank the VISA debit card number and called it in on
Thurs. It means the man will be charged with a felony.
The Event was awesome!
We met a lot of great people.
I talked to a nice man named John.
Anna talked to a great man named Don.
We laughed and enjoyed ourselves in a place called “Bar 145” and it
was a fun time had by us all.
More details later.
Time is up at the library!
Please check out,
“Music and Lyrics” movie for a light-hearted musical team which reminds
me of “Wham” band. Also, Drew Barrymore is precious in this, along with
Hugh Grant being himself and funny, too.
I have two people to go around the Delaware Arts Festival tomorrow.
I have not seen Amber or my painting I commissioned yet.
I have one person, a potter female librarian to go around with on
Enjoy, smile, laugh and have a wonderful weekend.
Oh, I may never get my purse back but Felicia is getting me a ‘nice’
phone and will get it on Sunday!