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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sing For Your Supper

*September 2012 is the 5th anniversary of the Yesterukes.*

We really should think about changing the name of our blog to "EAT Along With The Yesterukes." We are not fed everywhere we go, but we do enjoy many good dinners as part of the programs where we entertain. (Our band truly is not all about food, but it is impossible to make photos and play at the same time, so our photos are almost all before and after pictures.)

We were treated to another fabulous covered dish lunch 
prepared by the members of John Knox Presbyterian Church.

If you are wearing a blue shirt, 
you get to go through the food line first.

And as many times as we say we are going to forgo dessert,
that never happens. It's just too good.

This was a fun show for everyone.
The Yesterukes received a standing ovation.
That doesn't happen very often, 
so we appreciate it when we get one.

One of the favorite parts of any gig 
is meeting people after the program.

Some folks want to try out a strum or two.
And some have a ukulele story to share.
This time we heard from someone who still has the 
Martin tenor ukulele that was a gift about 60 years ago. 

And almost always, someone wants to know 
how to book our group. 
Most of the bookings on our schedule 
come from someone who has heard us 
and tells a friend about the program.

A favorite phone call a few weeks ago was when a lady called to ask about scheduling us and said, "David (from another church) says we just HAVE to book your group! You are the favorite program at his church." So now her group is on our spring schedule. This method of booking new places has worked for us for years. When people stop asking, we'll know it's time to call it quits.

Sing For Your Supper, Rodgers & Hart, 1938--recorded by the Mamas & the Papas in 1967

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