From the Editor
The last month was positively eventful! I joined a new
club, made a new friend and saw a few incredible shows, among my numerous
joined the Bergfreunde Ski Club, The Bergies, and no I do not ski!
The association has evolved to include a multitude of
that include dancing, city walks, bowling, hiking, games and more.
Initially, cousin Mary Ann and I attended one of their TGIF gatherings
at Billy Reed’s at the invitation of friends and PE staffers
Lauree Carlson and Karen Thompson. There were lots of folks mingling
and chatting. I met several of the members, thanks to my new friend
Alan Pratt, who would make a wonderful hospitality director. With
his charming Austrailian accent, Alan made the rounds about the room
congenial style. An added treat was the music of the extraordinary
Bergies conduct a general meeting every first Wednesday of
the month at Shenanigan’s (Swan Island), so I went to their March
meeting to find out what it’s all about. I was pleasantly overwhelmed
by the number of friendly folks in attendance.There was a dance afterwards
and I had the opportunity to hoof it with a couple of gentlemen adept
at the swing, my forte.
Alan was kind enough to invite me to Oregon Ballet’s White
Knights and I must say it was mesmerizing. I’ve always loved the ballet,
but have not had much of an opportunity to see it. Thank you, Alan.
My friend Carrie Kikel and I are again judging the Karaoke contest
at the Farm House on Thursdays. With hosts JJ and Curtis, the
place is jumpin’ with a brand new sound system. JJ keeps the contest
moving smoothly and we are treated to dinner for our judicial services.
(The sirloin steak dinner is delicious!) For those interested in competing,
you must qualify on Tuesday or Wednesday, then show up at 8:30 on Thursday
for a chance to win $50 and other prizes. What a deal! The finals are
in July with $1000 in prizes.
My sister Mary won four tickets to the opening night of Chicago and offered me two passes! I was happy to invite Alan and
we joined Mary
and her boyfriend Lee. The performance was dazzling and the
cheering crowd’s pleasure was evident. The choreography, music and vocals
were equally delightful.
We dropped in to the Prime Rib afterwards, just in time to
hear renowned pianist Ed Neumann, accompanied by Tom Miller
Peter Mott on sax. These three accomplished musicians create
a wonderful listening experience and all three are in bands
them out any Tuesday at the Prime Rib.
Other excursions included dinner at the Ambassador with
Lauree (Their string beans and pork or beef is exquisite);
at Zeba downtown
with Alan (Their salmon is very well-prepared, along
with tender veggies and tasty salad); the best garlic-onion-tomato
at Pastimes with
Pat, along with the excellent vocals of Karaoke host