Monday, March 19, 2012
The Yesterukes enjoyed another lunch together today. (Maybe we should be writing a "ukulele players like to eat" blog.) We do enjoy sharing a meal with our audiences.
Today's audience at Second Presbyterian Church was one of the best. While we played, we watched faces and saw the smiles. We watched the sly glance and a squeeze of the hand between husband and wife when we played "their song." We watched people sing along with us when it was one of their favorites. We've said it before--we're in the memory business as much as the music business. After today's program so many people stayed around to share their stories and their memories. That is the best part of the gig.
At the end of today's program--after a standing ovation--the program host thanked us "for bringing extreme joy" to those in attendance. What a wonderful thing we get to do!
I Remember It Well, Maurice Chevalier in the movie Gigi, 1958
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Today's program started in the morning but it was Tuesday afternoon by the time we were done. We were at Mauldin First Baptist church for their monthly senior adult luncheon.
It's always fun to watch the church members have such fun visiting as we are setting up for the event. It's probably more about the fellowship than about the program that gets these folks out each month.
We got a few minutes to catch our breath and settle in before our part of the program starts. We had fun today as we always do, singing familiar old songs. And the audience enjoyed it, too. So many wanted to talk a minute after everything was over, just to tell us what a good time they had.
And after the music came a wonderful lunch.
We do enjoy good food!
It was a sweet day.
Tuesday Afternoon, Moody Blues, 1970