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Theme Song Thursday~ Happy Birthday Miss Loretta

18 Jan

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”

― Audrey Hepburn

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Our little group of single mingle friends went to Delaney’s Pub tonight to check out their new karaoke night. The VFW isn’t doing regular karaoke on Thursday nights anymore, so Miss Pat found a new place for us to go. It’s not really new to us. We meet there the first Monday of the month for dinner, but the karaoke night is new.

My first song of the evening was leading the room in a rousing Happy Birthday song for Miss Loretta. Miss Pat baked all kinds of cookies and I made a bunch of mini cupcakes and a big one for Miss Loretta.

The singing was great and it was good to see the old gang back together again. Happy birthday again, Miss Loretta!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3mE_httnGY

One thing our group can all agree with is,we aren’t getting older, we’re getting better.

Friday:) Fun and Friends at the VFW~ Karaoke Style

17 Nov

” Karaoke isn’t about being a good singer, it’s about having a good time with good friends.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Last night was our usual karaoke night at the VFW. When I arrived, Doug was the only one from the old gang sitting there alone at the table. I had invited Danny, from the Monday senior center Country Dance group, to join us last week. I was pleasantly surprised that he was already there with a couple of friends at another table. So, they came over and joined us.

The bad part about a small group is… well, there really isn’t a bad part because I got to do a lot of singing and dancing. And poor Doug, generally our only male dance partner, is polite and makes sure all the ladies get a turn dancing. I was the only lady he knew so I got all the dances. Lucky me.

Normally, I get to sing three or four songs at most. Last night, I probably sang seven or eight. We even crashed the stage and did some unsolicited back-up singing and dancing for some unsuspecting crooners. And I wasn’t even drinking. (I don’t drink and drive…NEVER EVER!) It was a fun night.

Theme Song Thursday:) Here Comes the Rain Again

7 Sep

“Into each life some rain must fall, but if you are with friends and family, it doesn’t matter.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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“Into each life some rain must fall,

Some days must be dark and dreary.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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We had some well needed rain off and on today. It was also garbage day, so I decided to let God rinse out my garbage cans. (I’m so smart) Yesterday, He was kind enough to wash my car. Isn’t it nice when He saves you time and money?

This evening, my weather app sounded a

warning of possible flooding and severe weather in Collin County. I was supposed to meet my friends at the VFW for karaoke. Should I go or stay home? I decided to go anyway because my dear friend Sherri Murphy was going to meet me there. We texted and decided to take a chance. It never did rain.

We arrived at the same time and I asked Bob to take our picture in front of the big green tank.

I told Sherri that I had the perfect caption for our photo…

TONI AND SHERRI GET TANKED AT THE McKINNEY VFW.

Well, even though we braved the possible storms, it turned out that Danny, the DJ had mechanical difficulties and his music hard drive had crashed, so there was no music. Oh no! We all sat in the quiet hall while Danny went somewhere to try and get some help. We thought, maybe we should leave. I took my cell phone, found the Cupid Shuffle on YouTube, and put it next to a microphone. A bunch of us got up to dance.

If you can’t sing, you might as well dance. Then we went home. There’s always next week.

Good to see you Sherri, and thanks for recording our silly dance.

Thursday Night Karaoke:) “Perfidia”en Español

6 Jul

“I’m a huge karaoke person even though I have the worst singing voice. When you love doing something, who cares?”

~Hoda Kotb

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Another fun night of karaoke at the McKinney VFW. Some old faces and some new faces tonight. Okay, I’m not saying your faces are “old.” Well, maybe I am. I have to look in the mirror too, ya know. These faces may be getting old, but we certainly still know how to have fun.

https://youtu.be/lcN4LOhXBw4

I had a few friends come on stage to help me sing. More like make me giggle. I wanted to make a serious video of me singing in Spanish for my sister, but we know how that turned out. This One’s for you, Jo. Thanks Sherri Murphy for recording and not laughing to loud.

Back up singers…

Very fun. Love you guys!

Theme Song Thursday:) Saying Goodbye

22 Jun

“Moving on is simple. It is what we leave behind that is hard.”

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Today, we said our goodbyes to our friend Richard at karaoke. He’s moving to Washington to be with his son. It will be nice for him to be with family, but we will miss his smiling face, and I think he’ll miss us too. All the ladies ladies will really miss him at the VFW on Thursday night because he is a marvelous dancer and would always take turns dancing with each and every lady there. A great dancer and true gentleman.

I made him a special big poster size card with a bunch of photos that I’ve taken throughout the past few years. Everyone signed it and wished him well on his new adventure.

Then, when it was my turn, I sang “Leaving On A Jet Plane” and dedicated it to Richard. “All your bags are packed, you’re ready to go. You’re sitting there, right by the door. We hate to see you leave and say goodbye….You’re leaving on a jet plane…”

Good luck and safe travels, Richard. We will miss you. Keep dancing!

Theme Song Thursday:) I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

8 Jun

“Singing is like a celebration of oxygen.”

~Bjork

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We had some pretty strong thunderstorms this evening. I texted a few friends to see if they were still going to karaoke tonight. I was happy to hear that usual crowd was planning on going to the VFW tonight. (We may be old, but we’re fun.) And it’s always great to know that Miss Pat would be there with her dozens of homemade cookies.

There was a small crowd, but that just meant we had more opportunities to sing. I wanted to try something different, so I sang “I wear my sunglasses at night.” Mr. Danny, our DJ, always has a smile and the song we’re looking for. Unfortunately, he can’t make us sound any better. I figured some props would distract me, so I wore my sunglasses and it was night, while I sang. This isn’t the original song that I sang at the VFW. I couldn’t record and sing at the same time.

Theme Song Thursday:) You’ve Got a Friend

1 Jun

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.”

~Maria Shriver

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Today was filled with friends, fine food, and a fun night at the VFW.

It’s been so hot, but I got out for a long early morning walk. I squeezed in an hour before total heat exhaustion summoned me home. I cooled off by sitting under the ceiling fan. Then, it was time to get ready for my nice lunch with my Neighbir, Diane. She wanted to thank me for cat sitting last week. (Remember, I’m the animal whisperer.) We went to RIck’s Chophouse, on the square and had a lovely lunch.

After lunch, we walked around the Square a while, but it was pretty hot. We stopped at Sweet Spot Bakery for some ice cream. So glad they’re open again. I missed my favorite hang out during their renovations. It was good to see Miss Elizabeth again.

I came home, did a few chores, then went for another walk. It was a short one. Too hot.

Then, it was time to get ready for karaoke at the VFW. I love that a bunch of friends meet every Thursday night for singing, dancing, laughing and camaraderie. When I arrived, they were finishing up a VFW meeting, so karaoke hadn’t started yet, so I went back outside to take a few pictures.

When I first arrived, there was only a handful of friends, so we only had three people singing. I got to sing a lot of songs. My good friend and neighbor, Mr. Larry was there. Of course, selfie time.

As the time passed, more and more folks filtered in, and it got pretty crowded. We laughed and danced and sang fun songs. It’s always a fun night.

Miss Sandy and I sang a duet , “You’ve Got a Friend.” Yep, I always have a friend. I am blessed. Music makes my heart sing.

It was a fine day.