2018 NQB Blog Hop Week 4 – Strip Joint Update
Today is week four of the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. The last week of introductions and the last week to win one of these fabulous prizes! The co-hosts for this year’s blog hop are Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts, Sandra @ MMM! Quilts, Tish @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Jen @ Dizzy Quilter. These ladies have put in a lot of time and effort to coordinate and organize this for all of us! There is a giveaway happening via Rafflecopter on the co-hosts’ websites. Visit them to enter – you receive one entry for following each of the co-hosts’ blogs and one entry for leaving a comment on the new blogger’s website!
Week Two Bloggers
- Tracy @ Its A T-Sweets Day
- Joni @ For the Love of Thread
- Cherie B. @ Cheries Quilting Journey Blog
- Cindy K. @ Gray Barn Designs
- **Karen @ The Quilt Rambler
- **Sarah @ 9658 Textiles
- Terri @ Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
- Liz @ Savor Every Stitch
**Friends from my hive
Each new blogger is sharing an introduction post about themselves and how they got their start. They will be sharing some special information as well as asking for your thoughts to share. I hope you can visit each of them! Here is our hive button designed by Becca at Pretty Piney – didn’t she do a great job?!
This is your final chance to enter some great prizes! Visit the co-hosts’ websites to enter. You can find the previous weeks new bloggers there or in my posts: Week #1, Week #2 and our introduction in Week #3. I was just informed that I won a fabric bundle in week 3! Thank you so much for joining us on this hop.
Strip Joint Update
A little update from our introductory post, and the strip joint experience. And if your saying what??, you’ll have to go read our intro post from the link above! Why on earth would we have to use a phone in a strip joint?!! It was in the early 1980s, well before cell phones were so common although there were versions of mobile phones that plugged into cars. We certainly did not have one! We had just finished college – we sure couldn’t afford a fancy phone like that. Friends were suppose to pick us up in Milwaukee and didn’t. Imagine a dark road with very little homes at all, and most businesses were closed except for one place. Hmm. We HAD to call Sue’s mom! She would come and get us after having a heart attack at the phone ringing in the middle of the night.
So we went into the strip joint, although the name of the establishment didn’t mention anything about that. We both had to go in together – it was the middle of the night after all! There were girls dancing topless, and a whole lot of people drinking. We made our way to the bar, smiling nicely at everyone and saying excuse me. After shouting to the bartender, he pointed out the phone. Fortunately, we had change to make a call – I don’t know how but even then Sue always had change in her coat pocket (and still does). Sue’s mom would indeed come and save us in about 30 minutes. Okay!
We were NOT going to stay in there so we went and sat on the front steps. Single file so we weren’t taking up too much space, you know – we are considerate like that. It’s not like they had benches or any other place to sit. We chatted quietly, watched every single vehicle as it drove near, and said hello to people as they came and went – rather like we were the official greeters for the evening. I do recall receiving some rather unusual looks. Deal with it – we’re just sitting here for 30 minutes. A rather innocent experience but is it one that you would never expect we would ever have had just looking at us. ~smile~ It goes to show you just never know!
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