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Willie: A Mournful Tale of Trials and Tribulations. (Lunchbunch. 3/15/2011).

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Molly Mallone’s Irish Pub. Montgomery Road. Pleasant Ridge (Cincinnati) O.

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There was more food which, as you can see if you corral your wits, not shown (because Bob and I were so drunk from the beer – and the root beer that neither one of us could hold a camera steady. Forever lost to visual enjoyment were breaded mushrooms (Bob liked them), crab cakes (not worth the money – $10.) Probably, when it’s all listed and added and divided UP, a 7.3 which is high praise from our rahhther niggardly evaluators.

At last we found ourselves hugging and kissing and shaking hands and smiling and nodding politely and excusing ourselves (“excuse me all to hell”) til the last dog died, sitting around a table in the bar area of Molly Malone’s, listening to Willie’s tale of woe. She had arrived home the previous night ending a 16-hour-and-change drive from the Scrabble (copyright til you die) tables in Saratoga Springs NY. Rubbing the sleep from her eyes, she hopped in her trusted steed, the SUBARU and headed to points south to rendezvous with her friends in the Lunchbunch for a well-critiqued meal and some absolutely smashing Scrabble (copyright til you die) afterwords.

“What a day!” she said as she tearfully  plopped her bottom on a barroom chair.

“What a week it has been.

“If you didn’t know me, you’d swear the tale I’m about to tell is filled with a basket of bald-faced lies. But it’s all the truth, I so swear. Since last I saw any of you I have driven from Inglewood, Ohio, to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Enosburg Falls, Vermont, U.S.A., to Saratoga Springs, New York, to Toronto, to Inglewood, and now to Cincinnati, Ohio, after a couple of cat naps which I grabbed en route. I tell you I must be feeling

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Written by frankieleeee

March 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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