Last Saturday my husband and I had the pleasure of attending a cookout -bonfire. With the weather being somewhat iffy, we ladies decided to sit around the dining room table to visit, while some of the fellows sat outside. Eventually our husbands retreated to the family room to watch a football game. There were six couples, most of whom I had met previously. But there was one guest that caught my eye. Her name was Teresa. She was a petite redhead adorned with a jeweled headband, a glittering necklace, plus several beautiful rings. To tell you the truth, I probably would never have gotten away with a head band, but on her it looked spectacular.
So during our conversation she inquired about my heritage. We had quite a laugh about my sisters and my given names. There is my older sister named Edeltraut, my younger sister named Margitta and then there is me, Gisela. Eventually we acquired our nicknames – Edie, Gittie and Gigi. So much easier to pronouce.
We exchanged parental and medical advice, what to read and what TV shows to watch. Speaking of TV, I will be watching “The Young Doctor” and “This is us”. I cannot believe that I was able to have so much fun away from the “bridge” table.
Our host served delicious barbecue pork which went well with everyone’s favorite side dishes. What a great party.