Monday, June 7, 2010
A Privileged Life
Only fourteen are selected by lottery for this annual event. For the last two years I had been placed on the alternate list. You know; just like Miss America. If a person is unable to attend, you may be selected to take their place. Happily I received a call three days prior to the event.
Our fortunate fourteen were, Happy Heidi, Merry Marilyn, Karing Kermie, Looney Linda, Guilty but Grateful Gloria, Sensational Sandy, Just Plain Jane, Just as I AM Janice, Joyful Jackie, Grateful Gwen, Willing Wilma, Be Bonnie, Menopausal Mary, and my personal favorite, Living Laura!
Sister Maurice a nun of 65 years attends every event but chooses to remain in seclusion and intercede for everyone around the clock. She says she is God’s girl and just nags Him until He gives her what she wants! Other than her friend Sister Carol Anne, few have ever seen her. This is only one example of the love poured over us for three days.
As the BIG day on Sunday approached I was a bit apprehensive. As predicted, the previous two days were just a preview. We each had our personal professional guides. The dam was shut down just for us. The water was clear and cold; the sky a perfect blue, the temperature was in the 80s with a mild breeze. I would say it was a very good indication that Sister Maurice is indeed, God’s girl!
The fishing guides, some local, others world renowned were so patient and just down right fun! I even reeled in several rainbow trout by myself. Beginners luck no doubt. As this was a catch and release sport, my personal guide, Clint, a Memphis transplant as myself, did this for me! I just commented on how cute they were. In spite of the lipstick, perfume and earrings, don’t you know they have to volunteer for these events out of love!