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

We Shall Overcome

How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver

That’s Life: New and Selected Poems

My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds

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Saturday Song: Sister Golden Hair by America

This is one of many songs I enjoyed listening to in the 1970’s. After my family moved from Tucson, Arizona, to Sheridan, Wyoming, where my father took over the family’s coin-operated business, he installed a remote control unit and speaker in my bedroom, both linking to a jukebox in the basement. My friends and I spent many happy hours after school and on weekends and holidays listening to “Sister Golden Hair” and other songs. I liked this song’s chord progressions and harmonies.

Its meaning rang true several years ago when my father suddenly blurted that my mother, who had since passed, asked him for a divorce  because she was in love with a nun. You can read more about that here. Enjoy the song, and have a great Saturday.

 

Author Abbie Johnson Taylor

We Shall Overcome

How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver

That’s Life: New and Selected Poems

My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds

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Song Saturday: Let It Be by The Beatles

This is a new feature I’m trying, and thanks to Sharon E. Cathcart for giving me the idea. Each Saturday, I’ll feature a song I like and a thought or memory associated with it.

It’s so frustrating to hear of all the events that are going on in the world. However, there’s nothing we can do about it except “Let It Be.”

 

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Author Abbie Johnson Taylor

We Shall Overcome

How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver

That’s Life: New and Selected Poems

My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds

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