Monday, July 25, 2011


If you are not aware that twice a week I attend the senior day care center called Avenidas, you have not been paying attention.  The Center has various activities for us old fogies (exercise, therapy, lunch), and some form of entertainment at the one o’clock hour.

About 3-4 months ago the entertainers were two young ladies, Amelia and Michelle -- sisters, actually -- who played and sang a wide variety of songs, including Caribbean, Hawaiian, Country, and Golden Oldies.  I was most impressed. 

Here at our mobile home park we have a lot of different activities, so I suggested to our committee that we might have these young ladies entertain some time, and it was agreed.  So this past Saturday Amelia and Michelle charmed us with their brand of music, and the good-size crowd enjoyed it immensely.

Amelia* sings and plays the guitar,

...while Michelle plays the steel drum, and occasionally joins in the singing.

That steel drum is quite an amazing instrument, and Michelle did show us its interior where different spots provide different notes.  These gracious young ladies certainly gave us an enjoyable afternoon.

*I had a devil of a time spelling Amelia's name right.  It is an anagram of my late wife's name -- Amalie.

Humor --

A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. So he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: “I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss my appointment. Forgive us our trespasses.” When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note: “I've circled this block for 10 years. If I don't give you a ticket I'll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation.”

There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets.”


  1. Laughed quite out loud at that first one.

  2. What a nice way to enjoy a Saturday in summer! Last time I heard steel drums was at my daughter's primary school at sports day a few years back. One of the local secondary schools had a club and the students performed in the background. It's such a nice summery sound.