Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Oh, those good ole songs, like 'In The Mood', 'Harbor Lights', 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' and many others that make the foot pat and the hands clap. 

That was the fun Elbert, Shirley and I had last night as Magnolia Manor celebrated their 20th anniversary. Elbert sat waiting with anticipation. He knew something was going to happen, he just wasn't sure what it would be.

The music began and Elbert got right 'into' it, smiling, patting his foot, keeping time with his hands. He even named a few of the songs as they played.

Elbert always applauded each song. Look at that slight smile on his face. 

Break time and goodies to eat. Even though Elbert had eaten his dinner already he dived right into my and Shirley's plates. 

'I think I'll have one of your chicken wings, Shirley, and how about a drink of your coke?' He was having so much fun eating and enjoying himself and Shirley and I just loved watching him. 

I had requested that the band play 'Harbor Lights', a song Elbert and I had loved during our dating days when he was often at sea and I was on the shore waiting. I led him out to the hallway where there was more room and got him to dance with me but he had trouble making his feet follow the music. Oh well, he held me in his arms again. That was enough. 


Peggy said...

Hi Latane, what a lovely occasion and Elbert joined in and enjoyed it with you.

Dolores said...

Oh Latane, this is the most uplifting and beautiful post. I love all the pictures. Elbert looks happy .....what a blessing!
The picture of you two dancing is just priceless.
Shirley did great job on the cake!!!..

Dolores said...

Forgot to say, "I love the new look of your blog."

David Schantz said...


It looks like you and Elbert but had a great time.
The photos are wonderful but some of them have made me hungry. It will be stuffed peppers here tonight.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Clara....in TN said...

That was a great celebration, I'm sure. I'm glad Elbert, you and everyone had a good time. Elbert looks happy and so do you> Shirley did a beautiful job on the cake! Yes, I remember those years when Bill and I used to dance together!

Susannah said...

The two of you dancing was wonderful to see. And I am so glad you were in his arms...that means so much, doesn't it? You both looked happy. This pleases all of us out here. May God continue to wrap his arms around you and Elbert and bless you.

Any cake leftover? Good job, Shirley!


Other Mother said...

I second all the things said in the other comments!

bennie and patsy said...

We talk to Frank and Cloody every day. Cloody is bad, she has to have Frank help her walk and cries all the time now. I look for her to not get up out of bed one moring. Today is her birthday 81. So sad it is so hard on Frank. He takes care of all her needs with no help, keeps house, cooks.

Jenn Jilks said...

How beautiful! You found a diamond today.

Linda J. said...

What a lovely event. How nice of Shirley to make and decorate the beautiful cake!

The Tile Lady said...

This is wonderful! I am so glad they had this incredible celebration, and that Dad as well as you & Shirley enjoyed it so much! It's wonderful seeing his smiling face and clapping hands in these pictures, and even dancing! Good for him!