Monday, June 14, 2010
With facebook, though, there's the addition of a thick fog.
It's been ten years since my attendance at a family, well, what shall I call it? Gabfest comes to mind. There's a bunch of folks crowded around a too small dining table, a few others tripping over one another in the kitchen while whipping up a casual feast and several more nearby, contesting comfortable spots in front of the tube. Maybe 12 or 15 people in all—and everyone is in the same conversation! The TV is blaring to be heard over the voices and the voices are raised to be heard over the TV and each other, people are stepping all over each other's comments, there's some sort of card game at one end of the dining table, a couple dogs underfoot in the kitchen waiting for crumbs and, oh yeah, a half dozen younger kids running around yelling, whining for attention or trying to join in.
Boy, do I ever miss that!
Posted by Uncle Genie on Monday, June 14, 2010