Sunday, 30 October 2016

Golden Oldies ...



I've just spent the afternoon singing along with the Shadows , Elvis and an Indonesian band .
The band members were all on the elderly side ... the drummer tended to nod off between numbers , which might be why he'd been carefully positioned in the corner  ... but then so was the audience .

We all had a lovely time , ate all the biscuits and danced when the mood took us . Those of us , who remembered how to , hand jived and one totally round woman insisted on being hauled to her feet to demonstrate Hawaian dancing at regular intervals , collapsing back into her wheelchair each time after a couple of seconds , beaming .

No , don't worry , I was a visitor , not having got to care home age which here is usually 80+ , but if every Sunday afternoon were to be like this , it wouldn't be too bad ...the biscuits would have to be better , though . 

And who will we all be singing along to by then ? The Animals ?

4 comments:

Molly Bon said...


There was something enduring about all those songs from our youth --- even my children like them! Sounds like a fun time. I love to dance but get very little chance to these days. Of course I sometimes spontaneously break out twirling, to Pandora, in the privacy of my sewing room!

Liz Hinds said...

Sounds like a great afternoon. It would have to be the Beatles for me.

rachel said...

Beatles, Hollies, anything from the mid- to late Sixties that could be sung along go properly! And yes, decent biscuits, please.

Lucille said...

There is a House in New Orleans. . .love that song.