Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Dear Hearts And Gentle People
Laurens County honored some of it's finest last night, when most of the 193 volunteers with Hospice of Laurens County gathered for their annual dinner. It was a privilige for the YesterUkes to entertain these gentle people who, with their dear hearts, make our lives better. We even have three of our own YesterUkes who also are Hospice volunteers, and some of us have been on the receiving end of their care and compassion. Hospice provides care and support -- physical, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual -- for patients and families dealing with a terminal illness. But last night was all about the volunteers and their dedication.
The YesterUkes had fun singing old songs and newer songs (still about 50 years old!), asking the group to sing along with them. They had surprises in store, breaking out a couple of crowd pleasers--The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Rawhide. Those songs always get cheers from any audience. Could it be that both are unexpected choices for a ukulele band? Whatever the reason, people loved it!
Thank you to all Hospice of Laurens County volunteers, who gladly give of your time to bring comfort and peace to so many in our community.