Goodnight and I went out to a concert in the park last night. Since we weren’t able to do the outdoor concert in my grandmother’s home town because of the weather, we decided to try it again at our local park. Last night it was a German Brass Band – a 35-piece band and three soloists to sing some German songs.
We took a picnic supper to the park and settled in for the music. A lot of other folks had the same idea.
Goodnight brought a book to read and asked me ahead of time if that would be okay with me. I didn’t mind. One can read and listen to music at the same time. At least she was there with me and enjoying some fresh air. She put down her book once in a while to watch, so I know she was interested a little bit.
The band was really wonderful. I heard a lovely song I hadn’t heard before: “Sag Dankeschön mit roten Rosen.” It means ‘Say thank you with red roses.”
As we turned into our driveway after the concert it was already quite dark. Suddenly Goodnight said, “No Gram! Wait! The deer. Go slow. . .”
I turned into the driveway at a snail’s pace. Sure enough, my ’lawn ornaments were moving about and when the headlights were on them, they gathered and waited. There were five of them. I waited too, just to see what they would do. Goodnight was running the camera.
One by one they jumped the fence into the neighbor’s yard. You can see on ready to jump. It still amazes me how easily they got over.
Fun summer night, though. No TV, no video games, but good family time together.