http://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg 0 0 Mary Archer http://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg Mary Archer2019-09-12 19:02:262019-09-12 19:02:57Tattered Cover on Colfax for an Active Minds talk
Well J has a new name, The Ketchup Lady. Boy she poured it on at lunch, fun to watch her enjoying herself! She also, as always, was so drawn to flowers we saw. Bruce had J and Pand E with him and a bit of extra time this morning, so took his group for a walk in J’s neighborhood. They tried remembering names of flowers and were all surprised to see a pear tree.
Some quick cold drinks and off they went to meet Jennifer and the rest of the group.
We had an early lunch today on Colfax at Annie’s Café. They have many nostalgic items on the walls and some old black and white movies playing on their T.V.s, so lots to see and talk about. A told us about living in Mississippi. Someone asked her if there was a military base near there and she surprised us with a “yes indeed” sort of response, then had everyone laughing as she recounted being with a friend and meeting two “boys in uniform”, asking them to meet them later at a movie and assuming they wouldn’t show up. “But they did!”
How Lawrence Welk’s name came up I’m not sure but around the table most everyone had some strong opinions about him, hilarious. All except our E that is. I think she must be quite a fan. D told us about his grandmother (Gertude?) and her cooking, and another story about being able to watch his brother play football at Westpoint.
We weren’t rushed at lunch, then made our way down Colfax another couple of blocks to the Tattered Cover, to attend their 12:30 talk on Hillbilly Music. D was seated next to a lady and struck up a conversation with her after the talk and told her how much he liked it. Good thing, because it turned out that was the speaker’s daughter!
Later in the day, a couple of hours later actually – A gave a good description of the speaker and how “she played some music and talked about it. She told us it’s history, it was interesting. I like to learn things. But it has too much of a twang. It’s too twangy. I like country music better”. P really liked the talk and focused on the dates and chronology of American music. J had a couple of fun things to say afterwards, one is “that music made me want to get up and dance”, and she also put on a hillbilly type accent and said, “that there’s the kind a talk they talk there”. Wow!
Tattered Cover has a nice little snack shop which we visited after the talk. We had with us a box of cookies from France, in a tin decorated with maps of France. D was able to point out places to us that he’s visited. We ordered cold and hot drinks and this is where J amazed us. I hope it’s ok that he had a cup of coffee this late in the day, and it doesn’t keep him awake, but my goodness how it affected him. Jennifer told me, “I was thinking, who is this guy?!” the way he was animated and talking and talking! He was so suddenly energized and had lots of stories to tell, he was in a wonderful mood. Jennifer joked with him about the fact her husband is growing a beard and she hopes it turns out well like J’s. “Do you trim your own beard?” He just thought that was a riot, and sort of said, “duh”, and laughed about “that’s still something I can do for myself”, and so good naturedly.