They’re Giving Me a Medal πŸ…

The temperature had dropped slightly, but the palms were still sweating and my BPM was at 70 instead of its usual 34-40, according to Garmin, which I love but it has annoying habit of telling me to ‘Move’ when I’m having a rest. Anyway… seventy two years ago, I’m kinda guessing as I wasn’t even a twinkle at that time in fact I’m not sure if I was ever a twinkle in my Dad’s eye as it’s common knowledge that I was a mistake, see not all mistakes are a disaster. Of course there has been no census from my ex-wives, so you’ll have to take that as a given πŸ˜‰. Now, all that time ago they gave my Dad some medals, I think there were 6. I haven’t seen them for a while as I gave them to my sister (long story, but she felt she should have them) They’re medals from WW2, my medal is for dancing, so no bravery involved in actual fact there wasn’t a lot of skill either, but it’s my first medal, (I was a rubbish swimmer at school!) so I was a little nervous. Our Dance teacher said she would dance with us because I can’t count, well obviously I can count, but not in the right way and my rhythm is off. These are things that can hamper one’s progress as a dancer but then they said Fred Astaire, “couldn’t act, was going bald and danced a bit,” many years ago at an early screen-cast. So, under the keen eye of the examiner off I went with a Social Foxtrot.Β BarbaraΒ at Dance Safari and CarolynΒ at ABC of Spirit Talk are now laughing as it’s probably the easiest dance in the world, but I passed and more to the point, survived! 😘 Oh! the photo is me and mum-in law at a wedding not the Dance Teacher πŸ˜‰


About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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46 Responses to They’re Giving Me a Medal πŸ…

  1. Ah, Charlie, I couldn’t be prouder. Good for you! By the way, they say that Foxtrot is the hardest dance to make look easy, so there you go.

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  2. Congratulations!!!

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  3. I so love your storytelling. This was a hoot! πŸ’—

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  4. Rekha Sahay says:

    Interesting story Charlie.

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  5. ChecheWinnie says:

    Congrats πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

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  6. Yay! Good for you, Charlie!

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  7. Way to go! Hope you’ll post a video.

    Several WWII vets took a liking to me when I was 18, and taught me to dance.

    My boyfriend played in a band that played at the VFW and I think they just took pity on me, sitting there all alone for so many hours.

    Congrats on your award!

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  8. Carolyn Page says:

    Brilliant, Charlie; what a hoot! Congratulations. Where are the videos? I’d love to see!
    And, Barbara is right. They (the majority of dancers) say the Foxtrot is the hardest rhythm to learn. But, once you nail it, it can be the most fabulous way to get around the floor. I/we just love it.
    And, by the way, it took K quite a few years to really ‘nail it’. Yeah, it’s pretty special. As is your medal… Hahah… Congrats again… πŸ…

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  9. Peter Adewumi says:


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  10. Peter Adewumi says:

    If you can’t swim, you can dance. There is always one thing you can the best. Check it out!

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  11. Your mom in law sure looks like she is loving her time.. well done.. πŸ˜‰

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  12. Invisibly Me says:

    Aww that’s awesome, and well done! xx

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  14. chattykerry says:

    Congratulations on the medal! I do a very nice quickstep…

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  15. kerbey says:

    Wait. Your usual BPM is 34-40??

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  16. Just looking for a new post from you and thought I’d say hi!

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