Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kitchen Band

Candy, Melba, Sandi Morales

Here's one thang that keeps my life so full...
my mother-in-law, Melba--93 yr. young,
and the kitchen band at her
retirement home.
We are the three ukulele players
along with seven other ladies playing
wooden spoons, a wash board, and
a few pots and pans.

Our latest show "All About Girls"
was recently performed for all the
residents and again for a private
company luncheon hosted by
Horizon Bay, San Marcus.

The song list included such numbers as Ain't She Sweet, Five Foot Two, If You Knew Susie, Dinah Is There Anyone Finer, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, Ida Sweet as Apple Cider and Ramblin Rose. Melba does what she calls the walker waltz to show folks with walkers they can still dance. And then we close out the show with Goodnight Irene and Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye.

Joining in with
Pink Saturday
to say
Keep a song in your heart...


~Candy~

13 comments:

Helen said...

You definitely made my heart sing this morning! You look quite amazing ........ Mom-in-law too!

Katherines Corner said...

What a wonderful photo. I love the name of your group the kitchen band, it's wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday and have I hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs from Katherine. P.S> Have you entered my giveaway yet?

Jenny's Heart said...

How special the time spent with your MIL.
Memories made and shared with us.
Thank You so much for making me smile today :)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

How marvelous! And what fun for the residents -- I'll bet they're cheering when the kitchen band plays! Your MIL is cute in her pink shirt and braids!

sonya said...

How cute and fun!! Wonderful memories for all of you. I love to see people enjoying life.
Thanks for sharing. Your mother-in-law looks adorable in her braids! :)
Hugs,
Sonya

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Oh, your Mother-in-law is awesome. Wonderful picture. Happy pink Saturday from the Mermaids!

Lynn said...

Lets hear it for the kitchen band! Love your song and scrolled down to see who was singing it! She is new to me.

LV said...

That truly is a wonderful thing you all doing. More people need to do this. Those in homes need love and visits. Melba is a spry 93. Bless her all the other residents.

dix said...

Candy, I love reading your posts. This one reminds me how important it is to spend time with those we love and cherish! Thanks. dix---

pat said...

Three beautiful ladies, and I'll bet there were a lot more of them tapping their toes.

Gaby Bee said...

What a wonderful post! Enjoyed the visit today...

Dixie said...

finally in the mode to read a few posts... yours is the first! I know I've told you before... I think you're amazing and Miss Melba is one blessed woman to have you for a daughter-in-law... though I know... she just thinks of you as daughter...

Happy Saturday! hugs. Dixie

Dixie said...

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http://gardenantqs.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-party-famous-people.html