I made it with friends and left with friends and a new hair cut too………
Festivals are nice and we should try to add them to our yearly events! For years I have made it a point to go to our Concerts in this large venue in Chicago, pay about $60 bucks for a ticket and be transported back to better days and better music.
Today was one of those days when we had a huge free festival with some wonderful Performers from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The Delfonics, The Blue Notes, DeBarge Members, Christopher Williams and more. We even had the Queen of Chicago there.
I found a lovely spot in the shade with my childhood friend that insisted I join her and her niece and even with my little forebodings on her behavior made me realize that she is a friend and that a lifetime still means a lifetime. I didn’t let her rattle me because I do know that it’s not what people say but how we receive it. Then I had my other friends that continued to call me back and forth but with the growing crowd, we all knew it was best to stay put except for when I got up to find some water. So I was surrounded by neighbors and friends from the past, my son and his girl, a nice man that flirted! I was thrilled to see Port-a-Johns with actual soap and water stations outside of them. In my little sojourn, I found a lovely Barber Station, or rather my son did and I sat down for a haircut. People surrounded the white haired lady (me) and complimented his skills and me. People starting taking a seat in the Barber’s chair after me, I guess saying if the lady could do it, so could they. But he did a cool job!
I felt good today because it was eventless as far as uneventful things happening. Everyone was out for a fun time in South Shore, where I practically grew up. I got a call just as the Delfonics were wailing because my niece was on her way for me to babysit, she’s leaving town. It sort of put me out for a moment, only because she hadn’t called all week to confirm the deal. I will tell people from now on not to take anyone for granted and plans do change. I had told her I would be at a concert but would be home, but things were going great, the schedule of appearances and order, is what I didn’t consider, so I am not a hundred percent. Nothing in life is. But if I could help her, I felt it only right to do so. So my day was pleasant and full and I hope I didn’t seem too vexed that I had to leave, but I probably did. I’m a big kid at heart and besides at a certain point in life, we must have as much fun as we can, while we can! Peace.