It’s Saturday, of course, not Friday, but it’s still time to be happy. Here are five of my reasons.
2. Roaring with Laughter.
3. Making my mama’s off-the-vine and stalk summer tomato and okra stew. Probably my all-time favorite summer dish.
4. On a Friday night whim, taking the water ferry from River Street across the Savannah River to Hutchinson Island and The Westin … because I remembered that it was fireworks night! Arriving at the Westin dock, I discovered at river’s edge a large gathering of friendly, energetic folks sitting around fancy white tables listening to a loud band. Well, the band members took a break about the time that 1) I arrived and 2) the fireworks started, so since it was 1) dark and 2) I was sporting a cool white Lacoste and spiked-up messy hair and 3) the fireworks were in full operation, I thought that maybe I could get away with hopping onstage and pretending to be the next act. (One time somebody told me I looked a little like Mick Jagger. Before the advanced age and drug use. His, not mine.)
Here’s the stage:
And look, here I am onstage, giving a shout-out to the fans, who were frantically cheering me on, and asking if they would rather hear “Folsom Prison Blues” or “Mama Mia.”
And, well, gosh, here I am sitting at one of the white tables after the lead singer saw me up on stage and loudly asked me, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” I suppose that 1) he and his posse only do loud and 2) he doesn’t like ABBA.
A beautiful fire was roaring nearby.
I moved closer to the fireworks …
… and celebrated with Savannah.
5. Long holiday weekends.
Have a fun-filled Labor Day weekend!