Three weeks ago

Yvette of Priorhouse blog

asked me to join

Karen’s (mytrainofthoughtson blog)

3 Day Quote Challenge.

Here is the third of

my 3 (Mon)Day Quotes.


In the late 60s early 70s every Sunday night

there was a pontoon game

(you may call it black jack, 21), or any other name.

However the basic strategy was the same.

The game alternated between our house

and some family friends.

We played for high stakes.

Each household had a jar of two-cent pieces.

Each player was allowed sixty cents of this money,

which was returned to said jar at the end of the night.

We played hard, enforced rules, made new ones

and argued incessantly.

When at our friends house the lady of the house

came out into her kitchen around 10 PM

to make us supper.

If chaos and mayhem were not in charge

we were having a quiet night.

Phyll always seemed to quell any noise with this quote: 

It took me years to actually see what she meant by this

and since marrying MGW it has been used

on many occasion.

Although it has now been shortened to

‘…blind men and galloping horses…’  

We both  know what we mean and

I always remember a dear family friend.

  For anyone who is wondering…the background image is 

Geelong’s Corio Bay.

4 thoughts on “3-Day-Quote-Challenge_Day-3

  1. oh this is wonderful Woolly – I love the personal lines (or phrases) that become part of our everyday life.
    and here – having the back story and it is a quote that makes you think and process (and now I am off to visit the other posts – thanks for joining in!!)


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