Table 31

If I ever write a play it will be based on a retirement village cafeteria and the people who eat at Table 31. When I go up to Fayetteville and stay with June, we always eat with all her close friends at Table 31. She calls it the fun table, and it is.  The “characters” are real. No names will be used to protect the innocent. Remember: these are older retired people living in a very nice retirement village. There is the opera singer that calls the villagers on their birthday to sing “Happy Birthday;” the man who grows food in the gardens and shares; the shy, sheltered, elementary school teacher; the practical joker/ college teacher in a wheel chair and his funny wife, the brilliant still- working archeologist/professor, and the Southern Belle quilter. Every meal is an episode of hilarious proportions. You never know what subject each will come up with, or the reactions, or what they will say and do to the cafeteria staff. Never a dull moment. Here are a few pictures of some of the regulars and their guests at Table 31:

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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