On the evening of my husband's birthday party, when most people had departed for their homes, Claus, Annette, Mike and I and Bonnie and Bob stayed on talking, playing Farkel (a dice game) and just talking about life on the island.
How it came about, I will never know, but it began with the music! Bob was behind the bar selecting tunes and must have hit the magic combination as Bonnie began to dance. Now, Bonnie is a very fun loving, energetic woman with a great personality that shines. She began dancing and I saw that we were in for a high-power evening.
Don't ask me what came over us but while under Bonnie's spell, we did as she bid! Annette, who is a great dancer, at times could not keep up with Bonnie's gyrations. But, between the two of them, they put on a good show, as shown in the photos. We, naturally, joined in and had a great time:
Then Bonnie had an inspiration and hopped (well, climbed) up on the bar and began dancing. She taunted the rest of us to join her and not to be out done, I decided I would be the one to complete the act.
Believe me when I say, climbing up on a bar is not recommended AT ANY TIME because of all the things that could happen (there's my Mother's voice in my head saying "ARE YOU CRAZY? If your friend jumps off a bridge are you going to follow?"). But, it was late and no one was around and so, like a fool, I ignored my Mother's warning voice.
Here's what it looked like:
After that episode we thought, OK, we'll just sit back, listen to music and relax. Bonnie had other thoughts. Someone told her she should try out the drums as we had been talking about the days of the Manati Guanaja Boys Band that use to play in the restaurant on occasion. Bonnie needed no coaxing and, as the photos show, she took to the drums like a duck takes to water!
First and second photo: The "instructor" giving her drumming points and the student paying attention:
The third and fourth photo: She starts "getting her feet wet" and then gets "cool"
The fifth and sixth photo: Her instructor steps in and her husband joins the group.
The seventh and eighth photo: What can we say? She's a natural
Last photo: Bonnie advances to a vocal while drumming:
A good time was had by all and, no, we were not drunk, just a group of people having a really good time. I did catch some of the action on a video with my camera. It was the first time I had ever tried that with this camera but it turned out better than I had hoped. I am making an attempt to put it up on YouTube and will let everyone out there know on another Blog, where they can go to see it!
Just remember, we have to make our own entertainment here and what we do may seem wild (well, OK, it is), but it is all done in the name of fun --- and we had some fun!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FOLKS!