Wednesday afternoon is Saguaro Strummers 4th "gig" with a stroke recovery group here in Tucson. It is a real honor to join ranks with these folk again. We all have a blast with silly holiday songs and sometimes tears with memory evoking carols.
The 1st year we performed a wheel chair bound man came up to me and said if we came back he would walk to me for a hug. One year later he was helped from his chair and walked 5 steps to share that hug.And he did. So the determination to do better is hugely encouraging to me to keep trying at whatever I'm doing.
This Christmas will be the first to include BP in our play. We have dulcimers, guitar, banjo,ukulele,mandolin and an Irish drum in cases and ready for this annual treat. I hope all our instruments bring peace and joy for the coming year!