The bright sunshine took the edge off the cold snap this morning. It looked very inviting until I opened the door to get the morning newspaper, I could feel the cool cool air on my bare feet. I quickly closed the door and put on my warm slipper socks. The temperature was 38 with a promise of the fifties during the day. I left around 11 to work with the little ones at school. The majority of the children were clothed in pretty sweat shirts and sweaters as they murmured “MsMillie, it is cold” As I nodded affirmatively, I mentioned it will probably be warmer in a few days.
I stayed about two hours and then left for the Richey Suncoast Theatre to hear the wonderful sounds of the Frank Parsons Big Band. It always has me dancing in my seat and I love to sing along trying to remember all of the words. I amaze myself sometimes when I actually know all of the words to a song from so many years back. The highlight today was the drummer we were calling “John the Drummer” he played the “12 minute hit” that was made famous by the one and only Gene Krupa, called ” SIng, Sing, Sing”. I don’t know if John played those drums for 12 minutes but the time that he did play was incredible. I felt he deserved a standing ovation although he did receive a ton of applause. This band is phenomenal with all of their experience and ages. There is just so much wonderful talent amongst them and they love, just love performing together. I can hardly wait till next month’s holiday musical. Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town will be played I am sure.
It made a wonderful afternoon and for me a just a great day.
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