Saturday, March 17, 2007

And then.....there was Disco....


And the silver glittered shoes....
We didn't trade our tattered levi's and Rolling Stones for anything, but we snatched a little "oooooooooooh, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh" "do the bump" and melded it into our week-ends. We added sparkled belts and wore blue mascara. We hit the clubs.
On Friday nights, we'd pile into Million's van and do the drive-in thing, cheap wine or expensive beer on ice....B-rated movies on the screen. We'd wander from car to car, an open air party. Admission: $2.00 a car. In our world we were hippies.
On Saturday night, we'd trade in our flip flops for platforms, and join Christian and his boys at The Palace. In Christian's world, we were movie stars.... The dance floor was an ever changing Twister game, smoke seeping from it's edges. The disco lights flooded our late night faces with pelting prisms. It was a bottle club. Bring your own. Buy the cup, the ice, the mixers. Tip the pretend bartender well......
"Riunite on ice. That's nice" I loved the commercials. The color of the wine. And the sound the ice made clanking in the glass. We tipped the bartender well......
Last night, we danced in the kitchen....
Turned the disco light on....
Traveled.....
We danced through my 8th grade birthday party, an all nighter at Peace Creek.....We swayed through my Senior Prom, and went low for Bob Segar.....held up our lighters and waited for more.....
We swished the Riunite (yep, they still make it!) and prayed we wouldn't have headaches today....
I wore the silver shoes....
Jonah crashed the party. "Guess what I got, Ma?" "A tattoo".......He made fried egg sandwiches and drank beer in the kitchen.....John Travolted across the vinyl floor. We laughed. And he did it again.
We lowered the music and lull-a-byed him to sleep.....
And danced in the kitchen.....

19 comments:

vicci said...

Someone here is having a birthday???!!!!!! Happiest of birthdays to you Sweets!!! Dance like crazy today...have fun! XXXOOOO

psycho-therapist said...

sure wish i lived in your neighborhood. i have a feeling i wouldn't be painting a bedroom on saint patty's day! it's fun living vicariously through you though sistagrl.
p.s. i drank boone's farm and annie green springs. i can't even SMELL wine these days without flashing back on those porcelain throne hugging days.

Bardouble29 said...

I hope your Birthday was filled with beauty and lots of laughter and happiness!

Angela Marie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birhtday! I am so happy sweetie! The best! And now you have this memory. Life is good.

skinnylittleblonde said...

ISLYSAS!

singleton said...

vicci.....any excuse to party! Thank you sweetie!

Sweet Lisa.... Yeah, I know that huggie-dovie feeling, after playing deja vue on friday night, we......almost got to do that too on Saturday!

Bardouble....And we laughed til we cried! The really wonderful thing about getting old is how damn much you appreciate it! Thank you!

angela Marie....it is SO GOOD!

Sweet Skinny. ILYSVVM and CWTSY!

Fuzzylogic said...

Wow,sounds like you had one fun b'day bash Singleton!Hope you had a wonderful time.

Matt said...

Reunitie and it feels so good....

skinnylittleblonde said...

Sister:
Is that 'anonymous' next to you on the cake? ;)

JR's Thumbprints said...

I can sure dig the Bob Seger music. But then again, I may be a bit biased, coming from Detroit.

Orhan Kahn said...

I believe in magic, too ;)

mindy said...

sounds like you had a great birthday!!

JustRun said...

Sounds wonderful! Happy Belated Birthday!

Anonymous said...

SLB,
Who else would it be?

skinnylittleblonde said...

Ah....so nice to put a face to the name!

Anonymous said...

SLB,
I deserved that one. LOL.
Sharp like your sister.
I hope to meet you soon.

Spadoman said...

Sorry I missed the birthday. Belated wishes for all good fortune. Here's a song for you:

Missin' you, I'm missin' you
All the lovely things you do
Tell you the truth, It hurts the way I'm missin' you

Lowell George, Little Feat

Have a great day

Baron Ectar said...

Oh I miss drive ins - I can remember hiding in the truck of a car with the beer with three other guys so we didnt have to pay - lol - and we were soooo bad then werent we?!

singleton said...

Fuzzy...It was the best lil bash ever! Matt...."It's all good"!

Mindy, Justrun...Thank you all so much

JR...LOL! I guess I'm biased to! Just cause....!

Orhan...You always find the magic, don't you!

Spado....How'd you know I'm a sucker for a serenade? And good fortune! Peace, baby!

Skinny and Anon....Introductions coming soon!

Baron...LOL! Well that's what made it so good, being bad and all! Welcome home!