Music and Laughter Are a Great Combination
--by SissyLee, posted Jan 8, 2018
Last Sunday the House enjoyed a community "Light Up a Life" ceremony. People who had lost loved ones could hang a paper ornament with a name on it on a tree and then go outdoors to the gazebo and listen to singers and light a candle. I was honored to play my harp as people gathered indoors and again later as people had refreshments.
The best part was when everyone was outside and a resident and his family came into the tree room for a bit. The son asked if I could play polkas and I explained to him that I play in service and am not really an entertainer. His dying father asked if I would play something and I did, for him. He was deeply moved, and thanked me profusely. His son continued to wisecrack, as was his way. The whole thing was so endearing. The gentle father and the son, who told me my boots (which have a musical note pattern on them) show I have music in my soul (sole -- hahah), were wonderful.