Friday, April 28, 2006

A short post about...

Monopoly.

In my previous comment to Jean-Luc about board games, I said that the board game Monopoly had some bitter-sweet memories attached to it.

It's what 3 of us kids were playing when we got the phone call that our father had died.

I can't play it without thinking of that moment...and him. He was far from the perfect father...but he was the one I was given.

That said, who'd like to buy Boardwalk?

4 comments:

Paige said...

I'm sorry such a sad memory is attached to a game that is supposed bring memories of carefee times & fun. I may not have ever played it again. You have a lot of strength.

M. C. Pearson said...

Oh, I am so sorry, Ciera! Very bittersweet. Thanks for telling us. So many times people don't realize why others react to things...To share something like that is hard. Bless you, my friend.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's sad to know that such an enjoyable game will always have those feelings for you, and prevent you from playing it.

Ciera said...

It's not so hard of a thing to share when you trust the people you're talking to!

As you like to tell me Jean-Luc - I shouldn't let the past control what I do - which is exactly why I still play monopoly. Besides, if I play with Koty and Jewell...they invent new rules all the time so it's like playing a whole new game!