Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Great Girl Getaway by Angie Ledbetter

My sisters and I took our mom on a little journey a few days ago. I'm sure we were all hoping for various outcomes from our trip to a Mississippi Coast casino, but I got exactly what I wanted. Was it a big, fat, Greek jackpot win? A day of R&R off life's hamster wheel? Grazing at the casino's legendary buffet?

None of that crossed my mind, although any of it would've been a nice bonus. No, what I hoped and prayed for was a good time for our mother. She's always dearly loved spending time in front of a video poker machine, and hasn't gotten to do that very much in the last year since becoming ill. But, durn it, we made that trip and she had a blast in the jingling, jangling, flashing casino!

I'm filled with gratitude and honor for the opportunity to make our girl's escape. It was fun and it made memories that will stay with me forever...especially this look on Mom's face:

{Photo by Angie Ledbetter}


Kathryn Magendie said...

I'm so glad you had fun and especially 'Mom' had fun! SHe looks like she's having a blast!

Patresa Hartman-DMACC said...

what a fun photo! i love the pink fuzzy hat. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Told me last night she can't wait to go again SOON. ;)

Anonymous said...

What a precious and priceless picture...I know you got exactly what you hoped for out of the trip, but I hope you got a few of those "bonuses" too!! Let's have lunch or coffee soon, so I can hear the details. It was great seeing you the other day. I'm ashamed of myself that we live so close and we don't ever get to visit. With hunting season coming, maybe we can change that! Love ya' girl...Tell your twin, Alayne I miss her too.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Dear Anony: I'd L*O*V*E to have lunch or get together.......but ya gotta tell me who you are first! LMBFBO.

Barbara Quinn said...

Loved this, Angie. And like your Mom I love the slots and other machines. I'm so glad you got away and had such fun!

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