After Lunch let’s go hunt treasure.
Start of Treasure Hunt,
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:59 pm Post subject: Rivkah and Betty were laughing when they finally made their way to the bottom of the stairs. As they stepped off the last rise Mona appeared from out of nowhere. Mona’s sudden appearance startled Rivkah but Betty had another response to Mona’s arrival. She opened her arms as Mona fell into them weeping silently. While holding Mona in her arms Betty gave Rivkah a motherly look. Instantly Rivkah digressed and said,
“I think I’ll just make myself a cup Betty”
Feeling a little bit awkward in the midst of a motherly moment Rivkah quickly assessed the situation downstairs. All the men were playing poker and in deep thought. Maverick was clean as a whistle and the room smelled of cigars and Canadian beer. The men did not notice the drama that unfolded in the stairwell, they just studied their cards. One would grunt and slam down a card then everyone cussed and tossed their cigars around. Rivkah quietly made her way to a big fluffy easy chair near the fireplace. Relieved she found a quiet place away from the smoke she sat down in the big old chair.
Crash! Rivkah sat on the chair and fell through the bottom since the cushions were gone. She screamed as she fell through the chair while pillows cover and extra blankets flew around the living room. Startled Rivkah looked up only to see the faces of everyone in the house looking down at her. The kids even woke up wanting to know what was going on. Even teary eyed Mona was trying not to crack a smile over Rivkah’s crash. Then Betty spoke;
“Are you ok?”
Then everyone tried to assist her in getting out of the lounge chair. In the back ground Antonio and Miguel were bickering;
“Ok, pay up Miguel”
Grudgingly Miguel handed Antonio some money as Antonio continued;
“I told you someone would fall through the chair if you removed the cushions”
“Well I did not expect anyone to be using it this late in the evening. Besides, you wanted to sit on the floor anyway so you should halve the bet”
The twosome laughed as they walked over to the chair with the missing cushions.
“Sorry Rivkah I took the cushions so we could sit on the floor earlier. I did not think anyone would be using the chair right now”, Miguel sheepishly said to Mona.
Then Antonio chimed in;
“EEEE, did you mean right now right now?
Later Mona approached Rivkah as she sat drinking her coffee with Betty.
“Rivkah, I want to thank you for cleaning up my mess and apologize for how I acted earlier. Sometimes my temper gets the best of me”
“That’s ok Mona there is no need to apologize”
Again, in the back ground you could hear Antonio and Miguel snickering. It caught the attention of Betty who sternly turned around and looked directly at Antonio and said;
“OK you guy’s, what are you up to now?”
Holding back laughter Antonio answered.
“Umm, we were just making a small wager on how long it would take before Mona buffed Maverick up again. Oh, and sorry about the cushions Rivkah”
“You guys are shameless” retorted Betty
Then with pride Miguel and Antonio stood up, their arms around each other in a sign of camaraderie, and said;
“We are as shameless as it gets!”
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