Monday, May 20, 2013

A Fun and Novel Evening

Allison, one of my most favorite nurses, is moving across the country to live near her family.  This is great for Allison, but not so great for us.  We will really miss her!  There have been several “Farewell” get-togethers, but for one reason or another I haven’t been able to attend any of them. Finally, there was a gathering on an evening when I wasn’t working.  Yay! A bunch of my colleagues were going to meet at a karaoke place.  It was even nearby, so that Laura and I could walk.  On our way, we saw a nice bee sitting on an onion flower and enjoying the sun,  and then we

stopped at the Seattle University chapel – a little island of light and tranquility in the midst of the neighborhood hubbub.

When we arrived, the atmosphere was very different from that of the onion and the chapel.  

This was a new experience for Laura and I.  Everyone else was about 400 years younger than we, and lives in a totally “other” musical world. 

We felt a little "out of it."

Neither of us know any popular music after 1962.  We wanted to sing Hank Williams or Elvis, but they seemed to be out of favor with the younger set.  We sang “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” and got booed off the stage.  We blamed this on the fact that it was in a bad key.  The younger set was fabulously talented!  What a happy surprise this was, although I don’t know why it should have been.  My coworkers are an amazing bunch, both in the great care they give our patients, and in their many faceted “at home” lives. 

Apple and Allison selecting the next selection

Ron and Maria checking the options

JuYeong giving it her all!  She was fabulous!

Jarrod emoting exquisitely

Darling Apple delighting us

Jarrod and Andy between sets

Maria, Apple, and our dear departing Allison

Thanks to Laura for many of these photos.


Marta said...

Great photos. I wish I could have seen & heard the sights & sounds.
Last time I was at a one of those
sing/song places, the only song I knew was "Country Roads" I sang a duet with the young man running the
gig. It was fun, but no recording contracts were offered.

Laura said...

Reading your post was as fun as the event!

I. F. said...

You are very courageous to karaoke.

Pru said...

How very brave of you!

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