Friday, March 26, 2010


Back in Minnesota, Tom spent a lot of time watching the Weather Channel.

The Weather Channel is an integral part of any retired guy’s life. It is important to know how to plan your day: how to dress, where to fish, and whether or not to put away your snow blower and take out the lawn mower. Important decisions were made based on the information provided by the Weather Channel.

However, down here in Arizona, the Weather Channel isn’t so spellbinding. The weather is just kind of sunny and in the 70s or 80s—day after day after day. Sometimes it clouds up a little and sometimes the wind blows a little harder than other days. But it’s not worth spending much time watching the Weather Channel to get the details.

So how does a retired guy fill the time that formerly was spent watching the Weather Channel?

He expands his social life—hits golf balls, goes for walks or runs, skims leaves off the pool—and goes to tea parties.

No, really. He goes to tea parties.
Everyone on the “A List” was there: Mickey Mouse, Suzie-the-blond-doll, Frog, and, of course, Colbie—you know, the Hollywood crowd.

I kept hoping that the weight limit on those little chairs was at least 160 pounds or so. If Grandpa breaks a chair at a tea party, he might not get invited back.

And then he’d have to go back to watching the Weather Channel. Alone. No tea. Life would be empty.


bd said...

Pretty classy to have "stars", but even Brock does tea with grandma

Shannon O | Confessions of a Loving Wife said...

Love that! Never too old for a tea party.

j9 said...

Mom, do you guys have to go? I kind of really love having you here.