SoCS — Ukulele

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we are asked to “find a word that starts with the letter ‘u’ and use it however you’d like.”

“I understand that you are teaching yourself to play the ukulele,” Jack’s dad, Michael, said to him.

Uh huh,” Jack responded.

“That’s a rather unusual choice, isn’t it?” Michael asked his son.

Unorthodox, maybe,” Jack said, “but not unheard of. It’s actually a very underappreciated instrument.”

“I see you already bought a ukulele,” Michael said.

“A used one,” Jack responded. “I bought it off of Dan, who had an old uke he got when he was in undergraduate school at the state university that he had languishing in a storage unit on campus.”

“Well, son, I have to admit that your learning to play the ukulele is a bit unpredictable,” Michael said, “but far be it from me to underestimate your tendency to avoid the usual path. You’ve always seemed, like a salmon, to need to swim upstream. Anyway, good luck with your new undertaking, son.”

“Thanks, Dad,” Jack said. “Your understanding is neither unnoticed nor unappreciated.”

“Great,” Michael said. “Now I’ve got to head out and pick up some stuff your mother needs.”

“Okay, Dad,” Jack said, “but grab your umbrella. It’s suppose to rain this afternoon.”

Ugh, that’s unfortunate,” Michael said. “That makes me unhappy, as I was hoping to get in a round of golf later.”

16 thoughts on “SoCS — Ukulele

  1. donmatthewspoetry August 13, 2022 / 3:37 am

    I here mum is learning to play the D for Didgeridoo, a Delightful instrument from Downunder. Good luck to her Fan……

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  2. Nope, Not Pam August 13, 2022 / 4:24 am

    U did a great job 😊

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    • Fandango August 13, 2022 / 8:15 am

      I hope so! 😉


  3. Joanne Corey August 13, 2022 / 5:54 am

    My son-in-law learned to play the ukulele when he was in grad school in Hawai’i. At least he was in the right place for it!

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  4. bikerchick57 August 13, 2022 / 8:42 am

    I actually like the ukulele, when played well. My favorite is the Somewhere Over the Rainbow version by the late Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. One of my favorites.

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  5. leigha66 August 16, 2022 / 10:34 pm

    Too bad his mom’s name wasn’t Ursula. An understandably unique post!

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