Sunday, July 01, 2012

So That's Why Old Folks Have "Card Tables"

After an epic six hour Monopoly game yesterday, played on the floor, I figured out why card tables get so much use with the over fifty-set. The pain. Oh God, the pain. I had no idea my hips could feel so bad. We took breaks, of course, but it wasn't enough. By this morning, I was sure it would take the two of them to lift me from the bed. Half an hour after waking, I finally managed to swing my legs over the side, and try to get up. Getting my feet on the ground, I sort of eased myself up like a sprout pushing through soil for the first time. My back eventually unfolded, and my hips still seem to work, but I have two words to utter in response to game-playing invitations: Card Table.

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