Mr. A …… lazing on a sunny afternoon.

On our late afternoon walk through the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, we came upon this rather large sunbather, probably about twelve feet long. I know that too much sunbathing can give you skin like leather, but this is ridiculous.

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If I’m not around very much over the next few days, it’s not because I’m sunbathing or have been eaten by a ‘gator. I have some writing to do for our club magazine, and have also been roped in to play the piano for the White Team’s song at the ‘Color War’ dinner on Sunday. Someone in the team has written words to the tune of Irving Berlin’sΒ  ‘Anything you can do, I can do better’, but as you can imagine, the words don’t really fit properly, so now it’s my job to to make it sound right, and then teach it to a ‘choir’ of about a hundred elderly people. Oh the joys of being a musician among a whole lot of non-musical people. At least hubby and I are getting a free dinner out of the deal. πŸ™‚

 

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88 comments on “Mr. A …… lazing on a sunny afternoon.

  1. Glad you gave us a head’s up Sylvia, otherwise I would have been seriously worried after seeing this photo! All the best with your writing and music…if anyone can do it, you can…and better πŸ™‚ xx

  2. What a great shot! He is huge! I’m quite happy they don’t like salt water…we don’t have any here on the island. Have fun with your arrangement, I’m sure it will be great!

  3. Seems like you’re just too kind and thus getting roped into these little gigs! I suspect that you actually enjoy doing it a bit, or you’d just say ‘no’.

  4. I’m sure you will do wonders with the elderly non-musical singers/dancers/actors …. but do cut them a bit of slack. If ‘elderly’ accurately describes them, chances are they were educated in an austere era when public schools, at least those in the rural parts of the U.S., had no funds to hire “fluff” teachers. By that I mean teachers in the realms of music and art. Whatever abilities your ‘choir members’ may have, chances are, stem from raw talent or represent skills learned on their own. A few perhaps were lucky enough to have had private lessons.
    As an exercise of interest, would you feel comfortable to simply ask how many of them learned to read music as part of a school curriculum.
    If you were to do so and then report on this site, it might provide a thought-provoking post. Whatever their musical backgrounds, or lack thereof, I applaud you AND them for trying to create in-house ‘entertainment specials.’
    Reward? Laughter, good food, and fellowship. What’s not to like? Constance

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