Do you remember being a kid and playing that card game called Old Maid? It was a matching game – pairing up like cards until one person is holding the card depicted with an Old Maid on it because she has no partner.
When I was looking up the card game Old Maid, I found that you could play it with a regular deck of cards as well and use the Joker card as the Old Maid. Then I saw that there are those who call it Black Peter instead of Old Maid. That made me laugh! I love to learn something new everyday, especially if it makes me laugh!
While I’d like to eventually find someone special, I’m ok if I don’t remarry. There aren’t any prospects that I’ve met so far, so it’s slim pickings here and I’m not really looking while we’re still in the midst of this pandemic. I have friends who ventured out into online dating again, but they’ve reported that most of the guys are separated and not divorced which for them is a hard no. We all feel similarly that we want someone who is through the divorce and not in the midst of it or hasn’t even begun. A clean slate if possible.
Then the conversations turned to what if we don’t find someone? How would we feel if we didn’t remarry or find a partner? Would we be ok as Old Maids? The idea was tossed around that once the kids all leave to have their own families, perhaps we’d get together like the Golden Girls. Each have our own bedroom and en suite for privacy, but have a pool with outdoor patio and a great room with a clicker fireplace (click on/click off). Some backyard trees for wildlife and we’d be all set!
I have to say I like the idea of a Golden Girls set up with friends. It would be fun and I’m sure there would be ‘happy hour’ after we retired so that we could get together to chat about our days over cocktails. We are all pretty independent so it would be a nice set up I think. We aren’t quite sure who would be in the Golden Girls house or where it would be, but I think it would be fun!
What do you think?