Thursday, July 19, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1616 Reverse Sweet Sixteen by Janet S. Tiger (c) July 20, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1616  Reverse Sweet Sixteen by Janet S. Tiger (c) July 20, 2018

Had to do something to mark today's number -1616!  
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                                        Reverse Sweet Sixteen
                         A monologue by Janet S. Tiger (c)  2018   all rights reserved

   (Woman enters, she is all dressed up - like a much younger woman, nice dress, hair done well - and wearing sneakers.)

Hi!  Thank you for coming to my Sweet Sixteen party!  My REVERSE Sweet Sixteen that is!

I never had a real Sweet 16 - we were moving.  My Dad was in the Army, so we moved every year or two - always on my birthday!

So, by the time we got settled in, I was almost 17!

But today, I am the reverse of that - I am 61!

And this dress is the dress I might've worn that day!

And this hairdo is exactly what I wanted to wear that day!

And I am having a big cake and ice cream and all my friends - I mean the ones that are still alive and not taking care of aging parents or watching grandchildren or that are well enough to come - are invited, just like you!

So come on, you're the first guest, let's get started -

         (Listens, looks down at her sneakers)

No these are not the shoes I would've worn then.......

        (She lifts a bag and brings out a pair of very high heeled shoes)

THESE are the shoes I would've worn!  But now, if I wear them, I might just break a leg!

        (She turns to walk off, stops, reaches into a pocket)

But here, have a beer!  That's one of the advantages of being a reverse 16!

         (Exits laughing and drinking)
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1 comment:

Jennifer Silva Redmond said...

How funny--my friend Neil turned "sweet 16" this weekend in Palm Springs.
A very good year, '61.