My 4th wish is to be on the stage again! For years, my husband and I and other members the family participated in a number of plays and musicals at our old church. Our kids even got involved on a couple of occasions. We were all members of a group called the “POP-Corn Players.” (POP was short for Prince of Peace, as in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.) It was truly great fun and between us we played quite a score of characters! My husband, A.J., was a grandpa in several of the plays. In more than one he was married to my mom; in another he was trying to marry my sister but married me by mistake (much to his chagrin). He also played a country singer (ex-husband to my character who was also a country singer), King Pharoah to my brother’s Joseph (in a tribute to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber), and he was even Joliet “Jake” Blues to my brother’s Elwood once or twice! Meanwhile, I portrayed everything from a cafe hostess to a city clicker to a swine and a singing bird named “Kookie” (the pet of a mad musician). Most of the plays were written and directed by my mother. She is so talented and we were thankful that her nepotism always ensured we’d get a good role. (Just kidding… NOT!) Doing those plays together was such great fun. I look forward to it again, someday soon, I hope, before we’re all too old to climb the steps to the stage. Start writing, Mom, and find us a venue! It’s showtime!
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