Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day 2012

Steven LeGrande Warner 
It's been 10 years since my dad died.  This year the anniversary fell on Labor Day.  So my sisters and I decided that we would make the day about our dad.  The four of us got together with our families and had a simple barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.  We even played a game and included Dad in the game!

The game is called Imaginiff.  If you've never played it before it goes something like this:  There is a board that has places to write 8 names.  We had 7 players so we wrote all our names down and included Dad as one of the names to make 8.  With each turn, a player rolls the dice and then selects a card from the stack.  They read the card and insert a persons name into the question.  The questions are things like "Imaginiff ______ was a character from Star Wars.  Which character would he/she be?"  And there are 6 answers to choose from.  Each player has a stack of 8 cards and will choose one of the numbers for their answer.  The "correct" answer is the one that the majority chose, and those players will move their token on the board.  There are 8 cards because sometimes the question is about everyone, so you will choose from the 8 names written on the board.  For example, "Imaginiff we were all whitewater rafting.  Who would be the first to fall out?".  The variety of questions leads to some hilarious conversations!  And we had some pretty funny arguments about what household appliance one of my sisters would be and why Dad would/wouldn't be a great matador!

It was a fun day and we all had a great time together laughing and remembering our dad.

1 comment:

Jeri Elsner said...

What a great idea! And what an interesting way to remember your dad, other than the personal stories one always brings up at such events. I LOVE it! And I am sure your father, looking down, enjoyed the game as well :)