"Molly and Milly Take A Vacation" The Volleyball tournament

Nancy Czerwinski By Nancy Czerwinski, 27th Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3l6elhs-/
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Molly, Milly and the family are spending the day on the beach. Dad's signed up to play in the volleyball tournament and Mom and the kids are going to play in the water and build sandcastles. Molly wants to be a spectator at the tournament and Milly plans to remain under her sun umbrella.

The Volleyball tournament

The early morning hours are very comfortable on the sandy beach. The baking heat from the sun's rays are not noticeable at this time of day. By 3:00 p.m. beach goers usually retire for a few hours. That's why the volleyball games are scheduled for the morning hours. Dad's been practicing his serve and gearing up for an intense game. Molly has a front row seat on her biggest beach towel. Milly of course is nowhere to be found. She refuses to go near the water. Molly can just barely see the top of her umbrella on down the beach a little way. Molly's sure Milly is camped out under the umbrella reading her favorite cat magazine. Mom and the kids are wading in the water. It feels really good to be on vacation. There's no worries of bad guys on the horizon.

Boats on the water

While Molly is waiting for the tournament to start she's looking out at the waves that are coming in. She heard a couple talking about a yacht club near Carolina beach. Molly knew there were fishermen on the water and she wondered if Dad would do any fishing while he was here. They had boats that would take you pretty far out in the water, to catch some really big fish. She wondered if they'd allow dogs on the fishing boats. She would love to feel the wind in her hair while cruising through the water. That would be a dream come true.

The tournament begins

The tournament is starting and Dad has first serve. Molly's impressed with the way Dad handles the ball. This is going to be a good game. She is watching intently because she's afraid she will miss something. As the game moves forward Molly can tell Dad's getting hot. He's turning red in the face and she can see sweat on his forehead. One of the guys on the other team seemed to have an attitude problem. He was a big guy and Molly heard him arguing with one of the guys. He seemed kind of hyper to Molly. It was just a game. Molly didn't know what the winning team would get but there were several games scheduled before the morning was over. In Molly's opinion the guy should just calm down. He seemed to be getting worked up over nothing. It was summer and they were on the beach. How could anyone be upset on a day like this?

The tournament ends

By noon the volleyball tournament was ending. Dad had held his own throughout the morning. His team didn't win but Dad had given all he had, it was a good effort on his part. He limped away from the volleyball court. Molly could tell he was tired. She was still on her towel and was getting ready to stand up and fold her towel when she noticed Milly coming up the beach. She was dragging her beach towel, bag and umbrella. She looked like she was ready for a nap. The heat of the day must be getting to her. Milly liked air conditioning and soft beds.

Going home in the heat of the day

Dad was limping toward home. Molly waited for Milly to catch up. They were both behind Dad. Mom and the kids were starting back to the house. The sun's rays seemed exceptionally hot. It was supposed to reach 99 degrees today and if Molly had to guess she'd say it was hotter than that on the beach. A nice afternoon nap in their air conditioned rooms would be nice. This was the life. As they entered the house Molly looked over at Milly and she could barely keep her eyes open, the heat was doing her in.

To be continued...

"Molly And Milly Take A Vacation"


"Molly And Milly Take A Vacation" A Day of Fun in the sun

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Beach, Sandcastles, Summer, Tournament, Vacation, Volleyball, Water, Waves

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I'm a mother and a grandmother. I love to write and be creative. If I can make one person smile I've done what I set out to do.

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author avatar Retired
28th Jun 2015 (#)

The heat of the beach on a sunny hot summer day can really take it out of you. Add overexertion to the mix such as ferocious volleyball games and the body can't take it. I said it once, and I'll say it again: some kind of problem is brewing despite the marvelous day.

More, more.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
28th Jun 2015 (#)

LeRain, thank you so much for continuing to follow Molly and Milly. The chaos will be starting shortly. I've been on the beach on a sunny hot summer day and the heat can take a lot out of you. I'm so glad you are back. I missed you!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Jun 2015 (#)

The calm before the storm Nancy despite seeking refuge in air conditioned rooms.

Though Dad is limping he is no push over by any means. The bad guys watch out - Dad has no chinks in his armor, he is like a tiger when cornered, while Milly is there to save the day come what may, and Molly read to give it back with teeth and paws! siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
28th Jun 2015 (#)

Siva, thank you so much for continuing to follow Molly and Milly. I do believe it is the calm before the storm. I love the way you use words. I'm not sure but this time I think Molly may have to save the day because Milly just can't take the heat.

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author avatar Carol Roach
28th Jun 2015 (#)

I hate extreme weather, it takes everything out of me

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
28th Jun 2015 (#)

Carol, thank you so much for continuing to read Molly and Milly's story. Summer weather can indeed be extreme. I've lived in really hot places and I've lived in the north. Cold can be dangerous but I personally simply cannot take very hot weather. It's too much for me so I know how Milly feels. I actually get sick if it's too hot. Smiles to you today and always.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
28th Jun 2015 (#)

Awaiting the next part of the story. So far, it has made a good read.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
28th Jun 2015 (#)

GV Rama Rao, Thank you so much for following Molly and Milly. I've tried to post the next part twice and both time it's disappeared. I'm tired now so I'm giving up for tonight. I hope you have a wonderful night and thank you for reading Molly and Milly's story.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
29th Jun 2015 (#)

Thankfully in the UK we can have a heatwave one day and rain the next ... I love it .
Can't wait to turn the page for the next episode Nancy ..
Keep them coming
Blessings to you and yours
Love Stella ><

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
29th Jun 2015 (#)

Stella, thank you so much for continuing to follow Molly and Milly. We have some states that can be so hot for the summer months. I liked in Arkansas for five years and it could get as hot as 110 degrees in the shade. That is entirely too hot for me. One time I went to Texas and it was 120. It was just unbelievable. The UK sounds really nice. A heat wave one day and rain the next. Life doesn't get much better than that when it comes to the heat. Blessings to you.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
29th Jun 2015 (#)

Stella, it should say I lived in Arkansas.

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author avatar Ptrikha
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Another great work. Keep it up!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Ptrikha, following Molly and Milly! I'm so glad that you like their story. There's lots more to come!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Ptrikha, thank you so much.

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author avatar Kingwell
10th Jul 2015 (#)

Too hot for me, Blessings.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
10th Jul 2015 (#)

Kingwell, I think it's too hot for me too. I'd have to stay in the shade. Blessings to you!

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