I think the kids had a good time and I know the old folks enjoyed having them come out..they are just so appreciative to anyone that takes time out of their daily life to come spend time with them.
The books on the table and the autographed picture of Roy Campanella are all from my collection. I got up and told them the story about how all the other kids my age wanted to be firemen or policemen, or nurses and Dr.'s and I wanted to be a black baseball player..I wanted to be Roy Campanella,who was the catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and that's who and what I wanted to be. sigh*
the peanut warmer was a really great thing to have. They really enjoyed having to crack open the peanuts and eat them out of their bag. They liked the popcorn a lot, but man, the home made Cracker Jacks were such a big hit. People were eating 3-4 helpings. . Joe got a big kick out of me telling him that I was dedicating the song Wild Thing to him and then sang 'wild thing, I think I love you.'..he had to give me a hug for that. But then he loves getting and giving hugs for any occasion.
Me telling them about the teams and players. In telling stories about some of the players Ella the lady with one leg and doesn't speak up much, told us a story about meeting Brook Robinson in Houston. We all just stood there with out mouths open..She rarely talks.Or at least she doesn't talk much around me.
That's Ella to the left of Bonnie and Joe in the background eating his 3rd bag of cracker jacks..Bonnie stayed right to the end and even stayed while we cleaned up singing along to the music. I told her to let them know and she could play the cd any time she wanted to. The music I download has been a great boon to them. They really do like it.
as you can see ..we all had a great time. Was going to do Cinco De Mayo but there's a hitch in that so it may be a sock hop..not sure yet..but what ever it is..we'll have a good time.