August 17, 2011

Life in Pictures: Cedar Point

I sat in the air conditioning and let it wash over my body in waves. We had been out in the heat for several hours now, and this was more than a welcome change. Justin and our friends Chase & Jaime were in line at the coffee counter, and I took that as an opportunity to take an extra large bite out of whatever sugary goodness we had just procured. It appeared to be a hazelnut- or maybe it was butterscotch- glazed donut covered in chopped peanuts. Whatever it was, it was heaven.

People were filtering in and out, and I watched them make their rounds as I absentmindedly picked peanuts off the top and ate them one by one. And that’s when I heard the voice come from behind me.

You better watch out.

I turned to see a man somewhere edging on eighty and wearing a felt green fedora hat with feathers coming out the side. He had on a white button down shirt and a college class ring, and when my eyes met his he smiled like he was in on some joke I couldn’t possibly understand yet. Pardon?

I said, you better watch out. and then he patted his extra large belly and said it could happen to you too. He smiled. And I smiled. And then I looked down at my hazelnut or maybe butterscotch donut, and then back up at him and said,

You know what, I think it would be worth it. :)

Today, here’s to indulging in all the sweetness life has to offer. To savoring every morsel. Even if it turns out we are a little worse for the wear someday when we’re eighty.

Because the way I see it, as long as I get to wear a green fedora with feathers in it… I think it’s going to be a life well lived.

  1. sharon elizabeth

    oh this brings back memories!!! love that place! =)

  2. Kathryn Brown

    Love it! Looks like you guys had a blast and I love Jaime’s new short hair cut (you go girl!!!)

  3. Julia R

    Such fun photos!

  4. Noa

    Mary – oh yes! This post made me smile ear to ear. Thank you for sharing such sweet sentiments that lifted me up. Indeed, here’s to indulging in the sweetness life offers.

    Happy Wednesday dear!


  5. Shannon

    Amen to that! I think I have quite a head start, though…. o.O

  6. Karen

    Oh I LOOOVE me some Cedar Point! Hope ya’ll had a wonderful time!

  7. Alison

    Holy slushie! :) I love little old guys in fedora’s- 90% of the time, they have something amazing to say!

  8. rich

    this post makes me smile =) – that donut sounded like it was totally worth it!

  9. Brooke Summer Photography

    Life is far too short. Enjoy it! :)

  10. Shefali Lindsey

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this post.

  11. Kristin Nicole

    So fun…my husband would be jealous, but this pregnant girl can’t ride roller coasters…lol

  12. Kristin Nicole

    So fun…my husband would be jealous, but this pregnant girl can’t ride roller coasters…lol

  13. Ray

    Love this story with the old man rocking a felt green fedora with feathers. I love when people rock fedora’s. It looks good on all ages. ;o) Never stop writing. Your writing is beautiful.

  14. Gail

    Oh Cedar Point! I spent a chunk of my summers as a teenager paying that place an annual visit! Glad to hear you’re having fun! Did you ride the Magnum? Lordy, I would probably be too scared to go on that thing these days! haha

  15. Karen Bess

    oh yes the memories ofCedar Point… remember when you were five??? and didn’t have your front teeth! Love those days and love you more!!

  16. Stephanie Stewart

    I love Cedar Point! Did you ride Millenium Force and Top Thrill Dragster???

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