Our first “performance” was three years ago. I made up booklets of songs that my mom had requested us to play with all the lyrics and each person got a book so they could sing along and make it more festive. Boy, was it a hit….my nerves stopped as soon as we played the first song and all the residents started singing as loud as they could. My “non-expertise” was not noticed. Music just brought all the residents alive! There was this one gentleman in a wheel chair that hadn’t stood up for a long time and when we got to the patriotic songs and played and sang Anchors Aweigh, the Navy tune, he stood up and saluted us, (his wife told us he had been in the Navy during the Korean War)….I still get tears when I think of him.
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