My mother is an amazing woman, if I do say so myself. Four years ago, at “almost” 80 years old, she went to live in a lovely assisted living facility. Like many families we were not sure how much she would like it, even though she chose it herself, but to our delight and surprise she really did take to it and really participated in most all of the activities. She even started a chorus there of her elderly friends and they call themselves the “Melody Makers” and they sing for holidays and other special occasions. They have begun to have quite a good reputation in their S.C. town and tonight were invited to sing the National Anthem before the start of a baseball game at Wofford College! I just heard all about it from my sister who is pictured here with my mother. The college provided a tent for them that had rocking chairs for each chorister and they were fed plates of hot dogs, chips and iced tea! My sister said that she also accompanied them on her violin! That must have been quite a performance.
I do believe that many people become less inhibited as they age and are willing to “put themselves out there” a little bit more. Tonight the Melody Makers from Eden Terrace brought a lot of joy to a lot of people…including themselves! Have YOU thought of joining a community chorus, band or other musical ensemble? Do think about it!