Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Monday was my full day back at Avenidas since my fall.  At the ten o’clock hour, there is a session called Hope Group.  The purpose is to instill a sense of positiveness and optimism, so the leader goes around the room asking each participant what they are thankful for, or grateful for, or what they hope for.  When it was my turn, I was telling about my falls, and among other things, how grateful I was for the doctors and technicians who stitched me up, x-rated -- oops, X-RAYED me...

I also told my Hope Group joke, except that this was a bit different.  This was a visual joke, and you can participate.  Raise your forearm, palm forward.  Now wiggle your fingers, just a little bit.  Know what that is?  Answer below.

As I’d mentioned the other day, Audrey wanted to do another Name That Tune session, so I came with another CD.  It certainly was as much fun as the first time.  Now while Cliff drives me to and from this Center, many others are carried to and fro by busses that Avenidas provides.  Some of these participants start around noon to get a little antsy about when the bus will take them home, and need to be told, “Your bus leaves at 2 o’clock” or “Your bus leaves at 3 o’clock.”

The Name That Tune session runs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  The participants were doing quite well in getting song names, especially when Audrey went through all kinds of bodily contortions in order to give clues.  But the group was really having trouble with the very last song, despite all of Audrey’s attempts at clues.  Finally, I called out, “What do you say when the bus finally gets here?”  That was what they needed.  The song title?  At Last.

Visual joke answer:  That’s a microwave.

Cartoon -


  1. That cartoon is the perfect birder's joke. Love it! And love your quick take on the perfect prompt.

  2. It was so good to see you back at the program! Everyone really enjoys Name That Tune. Thank you for the time you took to prepare the game!

  3. So glad you were able to get back to Avenidas!
    They sound like good people :-}
    Loved both the joke and the cartoon LOL.

  4. I had to google it--and I do have Etta James "At Last" in a CD compilation, too. Darn, and i thought I could name that tune in 4 notes.