My granddaughter, Bailey will be celebrating her 11th birthday very soon. She asked me if I could come to her birthday party, my answer was.. ” Of course I will be there!” I asked her what will we be doing for your birthday? She said “I am having a rollerskating party. I have invited a some friends”. I tld her” I know how to roller skate”. I then shared with her how her mom(her great grandmother) when her mother was a little girl, our entire family went rollerskating at a roller rink every Sunday.
My dad( her great grandfather) and his brother( my uncle Leo) roller skated when they were young. My Uncle Leo was a floor guard at a roller rink and he took his brother( my dad) to the roller rink every weekend. Needless to say the two of them were incredible roller skaters. My dad could dance on roller skates with my mom, skating in any direction they wanted to. As a kid I loved it. As an adult my dad would skate with me, it was so much fun…Today my uncle has passed away. My dad is in his late 70″s and is fearful of falling and breaking something, which I understand. My granddaughter listed to my story with great interest.
My granddaughter told me I could go skating with her if I wear neon clothing, because that is what all of her friends were going to wear. Well I should have saved those 80′s outfits! Wish me luck in finding something to wear and hopefully I won’t fall!