Mondays with Melitas – February 24, 2014



I’ve been  out of school for so long that I have become a nervous

wreck thinking about  getting ready for class tomorrow.  Have to decide, first what ensemble to dig up out of the mothballs.  It will be an old, tired one because I haven’t been out to Macy’s for 3 or 4 years, and that was quite a shopping trek with Tammy along.  She and the Warden had me modeling  very high platform shoes to “tall” me up a few inches, and in the lingerie department they had me holding up these fancy bra’s  — right there in the middle of the store for all to see – not in a dressing room.  But they didn’t have me remove my outer garments, thank goodness.

Then I have to get my pens and equipment all lined up, and maybe break out a fresh wire-bound note book.  Won’t have time to stop at Staples for some smart, fresh-looking supplies.

Just got to take extras.  The ink in the pen may give out in the middle of class, and I’d be all embarrassed.  Also, remember some extra hearing aid batteries  — in fact, take the old set of ears along just in case.  Be sure to remember the checkbook.  And that’s when my face would be crimson if the ink in the one pen I brought with no back-ups suddenly dried up.  How  could Tammy ever possibly think of finally graduating me?  Well, if she did, I would imagine she was just finally getting rid of me because I give her conniption fits every weekend when I am so late getting my blog material to her.  And sometimes I have all these excuses as to why I don’t have the right story ready.

I do hope to see some of my old classmates.  Dorys with a “Y” will be there, and I hope Charlotte can sneak away from her husband to join us.

You know what?  I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Tammy made me go to summer school.


MELITAS FORSTER                                                Writtenmelitas shoesmelitas shopping  February 5, 2014



12 Comments to “Mondays with Melitas – February 24, 2014”

  1. Dear Mena,

    I am so proud of you for going back to class. It will be good to be with friends; so I know you will enjoy it. I am sure, too, that you will look great as usual.

    I love you,
    PS Love the shoes and bra. Did you buy them?

  2. Melitas.. Your memoirs just make my day. So glad you are writing again and best to you at school and graduation.

    Any chance we’ll see you at this year’s Swallows Day Parade??

  3. Hi Melitas
    Happy to have to see you are back. I miss your wonderful memories. I am just curious could you stand and/or walk any distance in those shoes? I think I would probably fall off of them Ha!
    It was a wonderful surprise to see you at Desert League in February.
    Much Love to you my friend.

  4. Oh Melitas! Welcome back!

    Looking forward to reading many more Melitas tales! Hugs and kisses to you and the Warden


  5. You would be a full 6″ taller with those shoes!! I was going to buy a pair last fall (would make me 6’5″)and wear them on Christmas Day when with my brothers who are both 6’4″ and ‘tower’ over them!! But when I tried to stand up let alone walk in them in the store – I gave up. Wouldn’t be worth the inevitable fall and fracture!!

  6. Fun,fun, fun in the Desert! Two blogs in a roll! Sounds like your back in the saddle! Thanks for sharing your life.

  7. You little fox. Your tall tales speak volumes of your wit and charm. I am so happy to be in your loop. Don’t fall off those spikes….it’s a long way to the ground.
    Love ya,

  8. well i guess the great “melitas” epic is finally going to be written . now all the real dirt will come out !!! racey for sure !! can’t wait !!!


  10. Reminds of the time they stole your bra at the bar. You do “red” well. Glad you back.
    Love, marshall

  11. Careful walking around in those heels!!

  12. In this case a picture really is worth 1000 words. So brave!

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