ON MY SOAPBOX…One, two, three…..Ready or not, here I come


WRITTEN BY: SHEILA TOLLEY

 

I have tuned myself out of politics, because they will suck for the next two years, minimum. There is always the possibility that the mid-terms may make me SMILE.

During this self-imposed period of brain dormancy, I enjoy thinking back to moments of my care-free days of childhood.

Do you remember playing Hide-and-Seek? I know you do, or you would not be reading my post.

Believe me, no young people enter Tolley’s Topics….at least, not intentionally.

But, just in case one stumbled in by accident after charging their cell phone batteries, I will explain the game.

Hide and Seek is an old and popular children’s game in which one player closes his or her eyes for a brief period (often counting to 100) while the other players hide. The seeker then opens his eyes and tries to find the hiders; the first one found is the next seeker, and the last is the winner of the round.

I am the youngest of the Tolley siblings and among the youngest in my childhood neighborhood. In retrospect, we all know the aggravation of baby-sitting  “little brats,” don’t we? It may be younger sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, neighbors, etc. Still they remain, aggravating little brats.

Well, to make a long story short, I was twenty years old (I kid you not) before my older sister  confessed to me that she and her friends never actually looked for me when we were playing Hide and Seek.

I was hiding, but they were not seeking me!

That explains why they were always playing Parcheesi when I finally came out of hiding. 

 

Since they never found me…I am The Champion of Hide and Seek!

 

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