But I am sitting here wondering how to spend the evening. Hmmm. I could work a crossword puzzle, play on the computer, read, or watch TV. Exciting stuff. While I'm pondering this huge decision I just stop and listen a moment. Live music begins to drift in and I know what it is. Same time every night a party! Singing starts up and voices join in getting stronger and stronger. Sweet Alice who remembers almost nothing anymore, does remember how to play her beloved piano and entertains nightly. She has quite a following. Sometimes I am one of them. She plays by request and never turns anyone down. She knows every song and they know the words. Here is what I've been hearing tonight. Do you know these old songs?
You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine
In The Garden
When The Role Is Called Up Yonder I'll Be There
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree With Anyone Else But Me
Home On The Range
Chattanooga Choo Choo
God Bless America
America The Beautiful
Count Your Blessings, Count Them One By One
It Took A Miracle
He Touched Me And Made Me Whole
And always lastly,
Show Me The Way To Go Home
After that song the party's over. Friends help friends find their rooms. Everyone gets home.
Not much is better than this evening. It may sound boring to you but it is so sweet and soothing to me. These are really old people. One is 102. Yet they are laughing, singing with friends, and ending their day together in joy and peace and music. And all is well in their world. How about yours?