After my appointment for a haircut this morning, I drove to Thompson Funeral Home for the “Heart Full of Memories” luncheon. Thompson Funeral Home has been a household name for so many years, I cannot remember that far back. As a “thank you” for the support from the community, they do many acts of kindness to show their appreciation.
The chapel was available today, for the luncheon and a wonderful program of music. Four large round tables, which were beautifully decorated, were set up to accommodate eight at each one. We each filled our plates with the luscious food before the concert.
Yesterday I wrote about our delightful meal, which was for the members of the C&C group. Today we had chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches, potato and pasta salads, a fruit tray of pineapple, blueberries and strawberries, plus a relish tray of cherry tomatoes, tiny sweet pickles, carrots, etc. Dessert was a delightful three layer cake with lots of creamy icing! We had a choice of several beverages.
Going to these “affairs” can be habit forming! My food tomorrow will be at Tybee Island and will be more seafood than the dainty fare of today. I am just waiting for the day when I can eat anything I want to without gaining an ounce. It used to be that way, until my metabolism got messed up!
To begin the entertainment, Brett DeYoung, gave some thought provoking passages from the Bible we were all familiar with. He sang several songs, then turned the program over to Sherri Cafaro, who is the Minster of Music at a local church. She is very talented, with both playing and singing.
Bud Strickland accompanied her with his guitar and sang several solos. He is very good, especially with some of the Western numbers he did alone. We were encouraged to request songs we wanted to hear. We must have stayed an hour longer than expected, but no one seemed to mind.
All the people who attended were “single” and many of the widows requested songs that were important to them when their spouses were alive. It truly was a program about “A Heart Full of Memories.” Brett ended the program with a song and a few remarks before we finally hugged each other and went our separate ways.
The table centerpieces were red tulips and there were some surprised winners when we checked our chairs and found out who got to take them home!
I know I speak for everyone who attended, when we say “thank you” to Mary Beth Lamey and to the Thompson Funeral Home for making this day a delightful day of “love” as we continue to remember Valentine’s Days of the past. Each of us left with a “Heart Full of Memories!”