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Monday, April 22, 2013
Is is possible to have too much fun? Last night for about an hour our group of grandparent-aged ukulele players set aside thoughts of everyday aches and pains, of worries about ailing spouses and wrinkles, and the concerns of getting older to become entertainers. Yes, we are musicians, but we can also say we are entertainers.
"entertainer: to hold the attention of with something amusing or diverting"
From the first song we sang, smiles broke out across the fellowship hall. And the smiles continued to the very end of our program.
We were happy to bring some new songs—upbeat and snappy—to this audience of all ages. From the 2-year-old to those closer to 80, they all had fun. The mom of the 2-year-old said we kept her daughter's attention the whole time.
The band was at their best last night.
Bob, one of our soloists, is a member of this church—First Presbyterian Church of Laurens. We knew he had nailed his song when a lady at a table up front wiped a tear from her eye as he sang a favorite ballad.
When the evening was over, we enjoyed visiting with so many of the parishioners. Several asked how hard it is to learn to play ukulele. We know when they want to join the fun, we accomplished what we came to do—provide a few minutes of fun. A lot of fun.