Thursday, April 20, 2017

Playing for Plymouth's Patrons

Yep. I played for Plymouth's patrons last week.
Not used to their grand, I started our meek.
A few residents stepped inside for a peek.
Soon I was going at it like a real Greek.

After delivering Meals on Wheels to many of the residents at Plymouth Senior Assisted Living, I asked if I could practice on their grand piano.   "Of course", came the replay.   So I drop by when my skills are neglected and try my hand at their gorgeous grand.   How much better I sound and feel sitting at this masterpiece and feeling almost as good.   

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Handy and Heroic Are These Hands

Hands are so handy.  They mean and say a lot.
Used for waves, high fives and fix things on the spot.
They paint, button, zip, write and lift a tiny tot.
Can shake, wash, scratch and eat your fill with, or not. 

I heard of a teenager today that recently cut off her hand in a shop class with a chop saw.  Her partner matter-of-factly, picked up the severed hand and comforted the gal.   The teacher acted quickly.  Life flight was called, to transfer her to a hospital in Salt Lake.   A sixteen hour surgery reattached the hand and many are the prayers for the youth, that it successfully will be reestablished to work again.   It may never be the same, but if it having some dexterity and mobility is more than nothing.  
The things our hands can do are innumerable.  Without them we are handicapped beyond belief.   Let's hear it for our hands today.  

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Full of Fantastic Flowers

Many trees are blooming based on their inner clocks.
We enjoy the beauty along roads for blocks.
Some stand out & appear to be giving talks.
Mine reminds me of my mom's snowy white locks.

I cannot get enough of the beautiful flowering trees in rainbow colors and then some.   One of my favorite things of spring.  It goes on for weeks all bursting out in their scheduled time.  Our crab apple trees are just now bursting out.  There was snow covering the blooms this morning.  Hopefully it wont ruin or shorten their life.  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Tuscany Was a Freebie

An invite to a restaurant and it was free.
Of course, I was going to the Tuscany!
Never been there before.  I was filled with glee!
Had to listen to a lecture, not agree.

Folks my age get lots of invitations to hear about retirement and so forth.   I was being choosey who I was going to listen to.   Then the Tuscany restaurant was listed, I called immediately.   You bet!!

 I took in the whole experience:  entry, bathroom, hallways, kitchen and of course the banquet room. 
I ordered salmon (my favorite) and cheesecake was the dessert.   Yeah, the lecture was a little boring, but who cares, it was the Tuscany.  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bidding Farewell to the Bishopric

We were asked to be in the bishopric skit.
Where we honored these men.  It was a hit!
Allan and I sang, danced and did our bit.
His first ever part & teeth he did grit.

Jennifer E. the writer, director and honoring dignitary, presents a token of appreciation from the ward members for the six years of service these four men gave to build, support and assist those in the River Ridge 4th Ward.  

We were part of a group of six to perform a fun skit she wrote.  Learning half dozen songs with new words, our parts, some antics and more in ten days, wasn't easy.   We suffered through it and came out A-Okay.  Working with people for many hours helps endear you to them and give a feeling a great accomplishment afterward.  

Allan has never done anything wild like this before.  Although he was none to happy to do it, he felt pleased to have participated in a good cause.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cousins Catching Smiles

Some don't like their pictures taken and won't smile.
But, we get an off-guard one, once in awhile.
He gave his cousin a gum ball.  It's in style.
Two happy boys and a photo's beguile.

Hunter and Henry sharing a happy moment, because his cousin bought him a big gum ball and helped him do what a buddy would do.  Who wouldn't smile!! 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

South Jordan Art Show & Artist

Allan entered some of his woodcarvings in the South Jordan Art Show held at the Gale Musuem and runs from March 1st to 10th.   His Indian in a Feather got an honorable mention.  His Elk relief is on a stand center stage in bright lights.   He received $25 as his reward.  There were many other types of art, all beautiful.