Recently, I had one of the most wonderful experiences. I had the pleasure of accompanying my granddaughter, Anna, to see a production of Beauty and the Beast at the Grand Theater in Wausau, WI. We got all gussied up in our finest, went to dinner at Olive Garden where we had great food and made a toast to ‘us and a fabulous evening’. After, we made it to the therater with time to explore. Mostly we checked out the balcony, but it reminded me of Girl Scout meetings in our local library. We scouts would sneak up into the dark recesses of the three story building looking for ghosts, afterwards coming up with colorful stories of what we’d experienced. Anna’s classmates warned her of a ghost that resides there, so of course, we had to check it out. It was delicious fun!
Before the play began I put us in the wrong seats twice before I got my act together and found the right ones. It was good for a giggle. Then, the play began. The music was golden to the ears, the colorful sets a banquet for the eyes, and the dancing enthralling. Several times, I looked over to see Anna’s face in rapture as she watched.
At intermission, Anna threw her arms around me and said, “thanks, Grammy!” As with the Grinch, my heart gew two sizes that evening. My date with Anna is one of my finest memories. I can’t wait to do it again!!