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Mondays with Melitas – December 22, 2014

blog dec22LOST FOR WORDS (HO – HO – HO)                                     DECEMBER 22, 2014

 

Yes, this week I am at a loss for words. It’s all because Lynne and Karen came by for a little visit from Huntington Beach to check on me to see if I’m “with it,” or maybe I’m just wandering around in my own little world. I had a wonderful captive audience, and I regaled them with stories when I was 5 years old, 8 years old, and the one when I was 16 and talked my Aunt Mae into adding a huge room to her already huge home on the hill, and this party room had to have a 5-stool completely set-up bar, sink, back bar for the liquor, you know, the whole enchilada. I wanted to practice my skills for playing the part of a bartender.

 

I also related about the 2 guys at my Woods Cove Restaurant in Laguna Beach, and how they didn’t want to pay for one steak dinner because the one said it was not good. My waitress, Betty, had already asked me to watch them because the one was eating steak off the other guy’s plate. The check was presented. They were not paying for one, they said. I noted to myself the bake potato had been consumed, and what had happened with the cup of clam chowder, and the dinner salad? The parade began – I cut a bite of the steak – “Nothing wrong with that. Here, Betty you have a bite.” And then I went into the lounge for my 6’3” bartender, John, to take a bite. “UM, very good,” says John. I had Dean, the other bartender, call the police, so while we waited for them to arrive, big John was not about to let these 2 escape. One beeg policeman, Taco, arrived and he was invited to partake in the steak. Very okay with Taco, so he herded these 2 dudes into his Crown Vic and off to the City jail where they probably spent a very restless night. The next morning, Judge Cravath found them guilty of defrauding an innkeeper, gave them a hefty fine, and they had to pay the tab to the innkeeper. That’s me.

 

I won’t bring up anymore tales you may have already read.

 

You may say, “For crying out loud, there she is repeating herself, we don’t want to go through all that stuff again.” Yeah, I’d better get back to writing some new old stories. I still have plenty without repeating. Sorry about this. It’s also because I have been feeling a little puny. Maybe the Warden hasn’t been adding enough lentils to keep my strength up.

 

This is making me tired right now, so

 

Merry Christmas, also happy Hanukkah

 

 

MELITAS FORSTER                      MONDAYS WITH MELITAS

 

9 Comments to “Mondays with Melitas – December 22, 2014”

  1. I HAD NEVER READ THAT STORY BEFORE . GLAD YOU STUCK TO YOUR GUNS . SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE . YOU DIDN’T LET THEM GET AWAY . GOOD JOB . I HOPE YOU GET TO FEELING BETTER MAYBE A GOOD BEER OR A STIFF DRINK WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER . MY LOVE TO THE WARDEN AND A BIG HUG TO YOU . HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A GREAT NEW YEAR .
    GOD BLESS YOU .

  2. Good for you!
    Have a blessed Merry Christmas!

  3. My mouth is watering. I want a bite of that steak! Love and miss you and Alba. Merry Christmas!

  4. Merry Christmas to all and to all good night. Just sounded right.

  5. Ole’!!! Love your sombrero Melitas! You’re such a character! I love that story about giving all your guys a bite to taste. I’m on Facebook. I’m going to look you up! Ily! Saw the beautiful “warden” Alba today! She always lets me know what you’ve been up to. Hope your luncheon was good. Glad you wore the boots! Keep Rockin It!!!! Xo

  6. hi melitos !! I loved you beach bar !! lots of fun !! you sure look great !! getting younger every day !! love your blogs !! love you !!!

  7. Dear Mena,

    I never heard that story before either. Please just know, though, I will keep enjoying your stories even if you repeat yourself.

    I hope that you and Alba have a wonderful Christmas.

    I love both of you,
    Maxine

  8. Melitas

    Every story you write is a good one and I had NOT heard that one, sooooo……

    Paul and I are flying to Houston today to be with my 94 year old Dad for Christmas. I’m bring presents for him – 2 new pairs of socks, 2 “no sugar” bars of chocolate from Trader Joe’s, the book Unbroken (in large print) and 3 grapefruit from our grapefruit tree in the front of our house. I think he’ll like everything.

    Merry Christmas to you and Alba. I know she’s in Arizone, but hopefully she’ll read this when she returns”

    BESOS,
    jamie

  9. Merry Christmas to you and Alba. I sure do like your hat.

    Love,

    Debbi & John

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