Tuesday, February 22, 2011


It looks like I’ve started something.  In all fairness, the idea was not original with me.  A few months ago Lennie, the Avenidas director, had lunch at our table.  I really don’t recall the conversation, but I do know that she and I got to talking about music.  I must have said something because she was the one who latched onto it and thought a small group would enjoy playing Name That Tune.  An appropriate room would have to be found.

Well, it is becoming a full fledged activity that Audrey and I have now presented a couple of times.  I thought we might do this every now and then, but apparently it has gone over quite well because the other day Laura, the activities director, asked me if she could put another on the calendar in March.  Sure, let’s do it.  Bit of a problem, though, I told Laura.  I’m running out of instrumental music.  She commented to me that the memories of many of the participants isn’t all that good, so we can repeat previous CD’s.  Oh, okay.  Now Avenidas has some music CD’s, so I asked if I could borrow some to fill out the instrumental list.  Sure, go ahead.  So after lunch that day I had a look at their collection, and discovered that they have a lot of music.  Much of it contains vocals, but I found a few that could work.  It looks like we’re good to go on March 21.  Looking forward to it.

Humor -

Two women were sitting next to each other at a bar. After a while one looks at the other and says, 'I can't help but think, from listening to you, that you're from   Ireland .
The other woman responds proudly, 'Yes, I sure am!'
The first one says, 'So am I! And where about in  Ireland are ya from ?
The other woman answers, 'I'm from St. John's, I am.'
The first one responds, 'So, am I!!  And what street did you live on?'
The other woman says, 'A lovely little area it was in the west end. I lived on Warbury Street in the old central part of town.'
The first one says, 'Faith and it's a small world. So did I!  So did I!  And what school did ya go to?'
The other woman answers, 'Well now, I went to Holy Heart of Mary, of course.'
The first one gets really excited and says, 'And so did I.  Tell me, what year did you graduate?'
The other woman answers, 'Well, now, let's see. I graduated in 1964.'
The first woman exclaims, 'The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us ! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same pub tonight.  Can you believe it, I graduated from Holy Heart of Mary in 1964 me self.

About this time, Michael walks into the bar, sits down and orders a beer.  Brian, the bartender, walks over to Michael, shaking his head and mutters, 'It's going to be a long night tonight.'
Michael asks, ' Why do you say that, Brian?' 
Brian answers, 'The Murphy twins are drunk again.'


  1. HAHAHA on the Oirish joke, and have fun with your new music project. Enjoy Avenidas's music library.

  2. Your good ideas are music to everyone's ears!

  3. We are looking forward to it too, Don! I hope we aren't imposing on you too much...