|"Boating Beauties" prepare for the show.|
|With Lynn Schell-Milot|
|Amazing Grays Sue Burchfiel|
So I came home to the Southland, resigned to a quiet old age. Maybe I'd join a new book group. Maybe I'd reconnect with the local Returned Peace Corps Volunteer group. Maybe there'd be a local branch of AAUW. I did all of that...and more.
I began to go to the Amazing Grays yoga and aerobics classes five days a week right here at HW Senior living, and my sciatica symptoms diminished. And I made new friends and began to have new adventures.
|Corinne Zavolta emcees.|
Last night at HW I participated in the annual talent show. I had the opportunity not only to read one of my published stories, but also for the first time since my high school days, to perform in a choreographed routine!
Our fitness instructor, Sue Burchfiel, lead our yoga group in the opening skit, "Row, Row, Row," to the old Eddie Cantor song. https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=eddie+cantor+row+row+row#id=1&vid=eadbcd9e7d28bb060a6a39b03c39a3b8&action=click
|Jerry and Darlene Steddum played lovebirds.|
The evening's agenda included readings of original poetry and memoir, duets and solos, comedy and even a rousing percussion number. Kathy Hurley, our recreation director, provided refreshments following the show. Many of us lingered by the pool afterwards for an hour or so, beneath a Harvest Moon, basking in the beauty of a balmy Southern California autumn evening. New friends. New adventures. But stay tuned. In two weeks we'll be having a Halloween dance. I've already put together my costume!
|L to R, Darlene Steddum, Valerie Ellison and Corinne Zavolta|
|George Burchfiel, Musical Production|
|Mark Lumas, "Jingo"|
|Corinne closes with "Personality."|