Makin’ Whoopee

We watched them squirming in the sleeping bag on the sand. It was just sunrise and the low light made long shadows of their coupling. My elderly uncle whistled and said, “Ah. Makin’ whoopee.” Without the visual in the sleeping bag, I wouldn’t have known what he meant, but I instantly loved his old-fashioned expression. I’ve been using it a lot since then. For instance, . . .

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Makin’ Whoopee”

  1. lt’s the last “Downton Abbey” series season. It seems everybody’s watching it. Not myself however even though I love historical fiction. These characters seem to fit a description of the plot: “a 20th c. Jane Austen story of manners.” Their idea of “making whoopee” is weak and limp. A story of the same era, “Caberet”, by contrast: raucous, in-your-face, unmannerly satire shows us real “making whoopee” and we’re actually the better for it. [

  2. Makin’ Whoopee
    On our last trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we fell in love.
    We fell in love with EVERYTHING in that Amish area, especially their jams,
    jellies and pies.
    When I smelled those delicious chocolate and cream-filled cakes,
    I asked the bakers what they were doing. Their response ” Makin’ whoopee”!
    (pies)..
    by Wendy Lee Klenetsky – 61 Helen Avenue – Freehold, N.J. 07728 – wenbowl@gmail.com

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