Sunday Best: Entertaining at the Ridge

The best thing that happened to me this past week was my guitar playing and singing at Sugarland Ridge, an assisted living facility where I entertain during their monthly birthday parties. I did this on Friday, and it went well.

The residents seemed to enjoy the music, and many of them said they couldn’t wait for me to return the following month. I also had vanilla ice cream and chocolate cake to celebrate August birthdays, but I don’t do this just for the free goodies.

Some residents enjoy certain songs. One gentlemen likes “Beer Barrel Polka.” Another likes “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

One lady lived in Austria during World War II and the Nazi occupation and then during the filming of The Sound of Music. “Adelveis” always brings a tear to her eye. Another enjoys “Always.” The fact that my music brings tears and smiles makes it worth the hour out of my day.

What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? Please tell me about it in the comments field. I hope something good happens to you this coming week.


Author Abbie Johnson Taylor

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

3 thoughts on “Sunday Best: Entertaining at the Ridge”

  1. I’m so glad you’re brightening the days of those seniors. Keep up your wonderful work.

    I hope I get my clothes line fixed this week. Nothing compares to fresh laundry straight off the line after a summer’s day. What a sweet scent it is.


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