We live in a rather costly Old People’s Home, so that may not seem LBYM on this board, but we are very happy. This weekend was an example of how we actually save money by living here…
FRIDAY night was a concert downstairs in our huge auditorium/community area which has one of the grand pianos and a nice stage, good sound system and seating for perhaps 350 people for a concert.
It was full, and we had a wonderful professional pianist giving a concert and lots of information on the Boogie Woogie music, and jazz from the 20’s and 30’s. Free…no parking problems, just two minutes down the hall and two floors down on the elevator.No cost.
SATURDAY was the big Lunar concert.We have more than 100 Asian residents here…out of our 800 residents. The area was decorated with lovely red Chinese lanterns and wall hangings. I was in two of the Chinese choirs…(maybe I’m a token Caucasian but I take the Chinese classes and love singing) and we were of course all in red blouses with black skirts, or white shirts, red scarves and black pants for the guys. But there was also a group of 16 dancers in fabulous costumes from San Francisco, a professional solo dancer, a quartet of zither players for Chinese music, and then soloists and duets from our residents.No cost.
SUNDAY afternoon members of the local Opera company visited for the afternoon to give samples of their work…they are doing “Otello” in two weeks, and they came to give us a preview…
Professional opera singers, great accompanist, just over an hour, just two minutes down the hall and two floors in the elevator…No cost.
SUNDAY NIGHT an excellent film in the cinema downstairs if I choose to go. No cost.No parking problems. Everyone masked as usual in all these events…different film every day.
I feel very fortunate.