Tuesday, June 12, 2018
We ended our spring season (and began our summer break from performing) with a return to Rolling Green Village on May 25th. We've played there for their Ladies Group each May for the past several years and the welcome has always been warm and friendly. This year was no exception. The theme for this year was an international one with decorations featuring flags from the nations of the world as well as a banner featuring "welcome" in several different languages.
We were treated to a delicious meal (as always) and applause from a most appreciative audience. They've already invited us back for next year and we look forward to returning.
We hope everyone has a great summer and we'll be back on the road in the fall!
Thursday, April 5, 2018
On Wednesday of this week, the Yesterukes did something (I think) we've never done before. We played two gigs at two places on the same day. We played at the Willows of Easley at 10:00 am and at their sister facility, the Commons at the Willows, at 3:00 pm that afternoon. Some of us arrived at 9:00 at the Willows to get chairs and sound set up. This meant we had to leave Laurens at 8:00 to make the hour long trip, but we were ready to go and make music for the residents who really seemed to enjoy our performance.
We finished up there at 11:00 am and, by the time we took down and packed up the sound equipment, it was time for lunch. We formed a convoy and followed band member, Susan Nutter, (an Easley resident) to Mutt's BBQ for a delicious buffet meal. (See some pics below). Thanks to Susan for arranging our lunch plans. We all could have used a nap after that great meal.
When we finished lunch, a few of us headed uptown to visit a local music shop. (Imagine that!) The rest of us headed back to the Commons and hung out in the parking lot until time to get set up for our 3 o'clock performance. The audience at the Commons was just as, if not more, appreciative of our efforts and we really had a great time playing for both groups.
We finished up there at 4 o'clock and by the time the sound equipment was loaded, it was 4:45. Yours truly made it back home shortly before 6:00 pm.
It was a long day, but certainly worth the effort to, hopefully, bring some joy to the residents of two fine residences.
Mary Ellen limbering up
Don't talk to me, I'll lose count!
Bruce, Sharron, and Sadie
Sally and Bren
Some of the nice folks at the Willows
Susie, Sally, Julia, And Glenn
Susan, Sadie, and Sue talking it over
"Shy" Sharron and Peggy
Some of the Mutt's for lunch bunch - Claire, Sally, and Sharron
Sadie, Mary Ellen, and Bren
Smiling Susan and not really sure what Sadie's doing
Did somebody lick the red off of Dick's candy?
Yep, must have been Ken........
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
What a great time we had today with the folks at Parisview Baptist Church! This was, I think, our third visit there and probably not our last, based on comments from members of their Golden Agers Group. It's always good to return to a place so warm and welcoming. We played for about 45 minutes, after which we were treated to a delicious meal. We often joke that we work for food and today was no disappointment. As we left, we were greeted with many thank you wishes and we feel the same way. Many friendships were made and renewed today. Enjoy these pics.
Sadie and Susan
Bob and Sue
Bren (aka Little White Dove)
Claire and Mary Ellen (They're really not that scary.)
Sue and Bruce
The Peanut Gallery ( Bob, Ken, Susan, and Sadie)
Let's hope they ask us back real soon!
Thursday, March 8, 2018
We made a return trip to Windsor House Assisted Living in Spartanburg, yesterday. This was our second performance there and we were met with the same enthusiasm as the first time we visited. The audience was lively and involved as a result, in no small part, of encouragement from the friendly, dedicated staff. The residents danced, clapped, and sang along and we enjoyed them as much as they enjoyed our being there. Let's hope that they ask us back real soon.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
We had the crowd singing and clapping along at Haywood Estates in Greenville on Wednesday. We really played all the right songs for the residents there because they new all the words and joined their voices with ours with a great result. We had just played there in September and it was wonderful to be asked back so soon.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Yesterday found the band in Honea Path at The Maples retirement community and assisted living center. We'd never traveled to Honea Path, so it was a bit of a challenge for some of our members to find their way there. Thankfully, everyone made it and it was well worth the trip. The Maples is a beautiful facility with a friendly and helpful staff. The audience was enthusiastic and, I have to say it, we sounded great. Everything just clicked. We look forward to being asked to return.
As we waited for the dining room to be cleared for our performance, we were able to snap some pictures and we're sharing them here.
Bruce, Claire, and Julia
Julia and husband Mickey
Bruce and Sue
Our newest member, Glenn
Another new member, Bren
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Yesterday found the Yesterukes back on the road after a short break at Woodruff First Baptist. We all braved the heavy rain to make our way to our first performance of the season. It was well worth the trip to enjoy a delicious covered dish meal and the fellowship that goes with it. Due to some sickness, injury, and schedule conflicts only 11(out of 18) band members were able to make it, but those who did perform did an outstanding job. The show must go on.