Friday, May 25, 2012


I’m late to this invitation from Padmum to write on Invitations as our Friday topic!  Oh, dear.  Well, when you finish my scintillating offering, be sure to check out the other Loose Blogger Consortium members listed on the right side of the page.

Ironically, I ran late last night (when I had planned to write on this topic) because of a last-minute invitation to a spring concert with a friend’s daughter, a senior, performing. It was worth it!

This is our season of birthdays, graduations, marriages and memorials.  We just received the following invitation to a celebration of high school graduation for one of Mo Fossil’s little sisters:


Lady F may have to work, but I’ll be there!


Sunday, we are invited to Booder Fossil’s 10th Birthday bash in which we will do tie-dye among other things.  I have my white cotton t-shirts ready!

Sunday, the entire region, indeed the world, is invited to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most recognizable icons anywhere.  At the 50th Anniversary, they allowed people to walk out onto the bridge to celebrate and so many participated that the bridge sagged 7 feet in the middle!  They have decided to not do that this time.

Facebook invited the public to invest in their company, another global story with local interest for us, for Facebook headquarters is right across the Bay.  Unfortunately, the invitation turned out the be something of a flop and may ultimately be determined as an expensive crime if allegations of withheld information holds up.  That invitation could end up costing them over a billion dollars!

Next month, I have been invited to officiate my niece’s wedding in Missouri.  You will get the rundown and pictures (of course) following!


Lafawnda Fossil will marry Flash Focker (above) in August and you are all virtually invited.  In the virtual universe, Flash Focker will of course become Flash Fossil.  Virtual refreshments will be provided and I might even open the Whine Bar.

Once a person puts his or her mind to it, it is easy to notice that invitations are EVERYWHERE.  The following can be seen as an invitation:


This is one of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever taken, Mitre Peak at Milford Sound in New Zealand.  Currently, this is the wallpaper on my computer monitor, because to me it was and is an invitation to luxuriate in stunning beauty.  For someone else, perhaps it is an invitation to climbing adventure!

Such is life.  One invitation after another.  Indeed, the future is always an extended invitation, an invitation to bring experience into the present.

The RSVP is always up to us.


  1. I fancy a tie-dye party and have a spare t-shirt at the ready!

  2. Wow, that last picture is truly inviting!

    1. Milford Sound is amazing! The only downside, Delirious, is that it gets 27 feet - no, that's not a typo - a year of rainfall!

  3. I have great pleasure in accepting all your invitations and look forward to great virtual get togethers.

  4. Will lafawnda fossil become lafawnda focker fossil post nuptials???

    1. shackman, you've never had a shot at the Whine Bar, have you? I believe you came around after its demise. You'll be a natural.

      And as far as the names go, they follow a different set of rule like cartoon physics does. You ain't fallin' til you notice there is nothing supporting you, for example.

  5. What an interesting life you have, you old fossil you!

  6. Yay - I found you! As Artie Johnson used to say, "Very Interesting . . .", and ala MacArthur, "I shall return"! However, I'm so illiterate I don't know what any of the Select profile choices are below this box!!! Enlighten please! This is Mewhere, by the way, posting as anonymous this time - sounds safe!

    1. Yeah!!! Mewhere, the profile selections are kind of a pain. What you can do is just come around and put in Mewhere if you want and, since I'm the only one who will see your email address, it will be totally cool. I know where to find you anyway! :-)


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