So we think we can dance!

I was celebrating my first pain-free summer in years (due to my TKR last fall) when Tom and I recently joined the floor at a dance contest.

Be assured, we are not great dancers.  We once took a Swing Dance Class to ‘try something new,” as good marriage advice-givers usually recommend and it was a miserable failure.  We actually did OK dancing with other partners in the class, just couldn’t coordinate with each other.

Our contest took place at a fun party to celebrate our friends’ 45th anniversary.  As you might have guessed, most of the guests represented the “upper-mid-life” segment of the population, including us.  In spite of the silver or no-hair look of the crowd, it flowed like a teenage party, the good kind.

We knew a few guests from previous celebrations but most were new faces.  We all held hands and danced the Hora, cheered as the honored couple went up in their chairs, and belted out Hava Nagila with the rest of the crowd.

Then came the dance contests.  We passed on the Jitter Bug but when Chubby Checker invited us all to come on out and do the Twist we gave it a whirl. For 2 minutes and 52 seconds we abandoned Upper-Mid-Life and slipped into our junior high selves. What fun!  My only regret was that our four kids had to miss the show.

We took first runner-up, quite satisfactory.

One contest we did win was our own “Let’s take a chance” theme for the evening.  Sometimes a more challenging event than dancing the Twist.

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7 Responses to “So we think we can dance!”


  1. 1 meg cox July 30, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Good for you!!! Sweet photo, too.

  2. 4 Carol July 30, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    LOVE IT! Congratulations! Just a primer for times to come.

  3. 6 Adey Wassink July 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Tish, i loved your telling, i loved the dances, i loved the tone and…o yeah, i love you!!! Happy twisting!


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