Sorry – #1LinerWeds

This never ends well for me.

Our daughter Faith visited this past weekend to celebrate her birthday which was earlier in July. During her visit, we played some board games. I lost two very close games of backgammon – we both had one stone on the one point each time, but she had the next roll. We also played Sorry!

When Faith was a young girl, we played board games often. I was getting so tired of losing at Candyland and sliding down the big chute in Chutes and Ladders, that I decided to step our game up to Sorry! even though she wasn’t yet the recommended age. I explained the rules, and we began. A few minutes later, she was kicking one of my men back to Start and, with her best little mocking tone – ♫Sorry – and giggles.

I reminded her of that story on Sunday and she said,

Sorry, the game where I learned sarcasm!”

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.


  1. We played so many board games as kids, but sadly my husband and kids were never fans. ‘Sorry’ was one of my favourites. We were pretty competitive and those games got a little, let’s say, ‘lively’ 😆

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    • I was the youngest grandchild, so I was always playing these games with my older brother and older cousins who revealed the rules when convenient for them (and they weren’t always the rules). But it was fun.

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  2. It’s been many years since I played board games. We used to play after dinner, at least once a week, when I was a kid. I wonder if kids today are making the same memories?

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  3. Board games…it has been forever. Caught an old ‘Third Rock From the Sun’ on TV last night and they were playing Monopoly. Hardcore Monopoly. I miss those old games. Maddie–have your dad call the Garden Club to pick up their trash. They’re overtaking your porch!!

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  4. Board games and card games were a huge part of my life growing up. Never played Sorry though. Monopoly was the favorite. I was not good at it. Good thing I didn’t grow up to be a realtor. If I lost properties like I did in Monopoly I’d be in big trouble!

    Speaking of big trouble Dan, what’s up with Maddie’s personal space being used as a garbage dump?

    I just love the photos of the sun rays coming to the ground.

    I love Faith’s one-liner. Hey! You gotta learn sarcasm somewhere!

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  5. “More junk on my porch.” 😁 I love that line! And I’m envious that you got to be with your daughter. Oh, how I’d love to be with my kids and grandkids. Great photos, Dan.

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  6. Go Faith! She not only has the sarcasm gene, but evidently there is also a “competitive” gene when it comes to playing board games with her dad. I get it, I have the competitive instinct too, although I prefer dominos or bananagrams rather than a game of Sorry or Monopoly. Games make us think, spark our brains and cause us to snark on our opponents, if we so choose.

    Love your photos today, Dan. Hope you are having a great week!

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  7. Haha. That’s so sweet. Sorry was the first ‘seriously’ intimidating game I played with a group. All the others were more like the group playing against the board, like Trouble. I loved it though. I have one son who is a poor loser and winner. It’s a family joke that has been passed on to his oldest son. He laughs about it now. I always loved to play solitaire as a kid, you know with real cards and all. 😉

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    • Thanks Teagan. I didn’t skip 1linerWeds, but I waited until this morning to write the post. I prepped the photos over the weekend. Her comment about learning sarcasm made me chuckle, so I decided to share it.

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  8. Aside from Clue and Mister Ree, I think I’ve never met a board game I liked. Ditto most card games. I think I talk too much to remember what’s going on. I commend you for your parenting skills; the art of being sarcastic should be passed down the generations. I hope she has a genetic predisposition; I think that helps.

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  9. Ha! We played board games and did puzzles when the girls were at growing up although our younger daughter quit playing Monopoly with her sister as her sister always seemed to win. My husband used to shamelessly cheat, looking at their cards or if one left the room, picking up her cards to look. It was quite funny.


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    • I’ve been accused of commingling my money with the bank’s money in Monopoly, but it has never been intentional. I don’t have a good winning streak, but we enjoy playing.


  10. I recently played cards with my grand daughter and dominoes with my friend from high school. I was surprised at how much fun we had. Sarcasm aside, I’m sorry about the pesticide, but yay for honeysuckle! I hope mine blooms again.

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    • This was always one of my favorite games. Random chance, a little strategy and a lot of emotion. We’re on the road this week, but we brought the game along.

      Maddie was so mad when I added three more leaf bags to the pile. They all got picked up on Monday. I like to keep them out of the rain. Apparently, I should ask permission.

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  11. Hi Dan – we played lots of board games as kids – but Sorry! wasn’t one of them … similar ones, yes. Always sorry though … for either winning, or being grumpy at losing! Lovely to read you had a couple of happy days with Faith for her birthday – Cheers Hilary

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