It’s a good thing Dover Uke Heads started practicing Christmas songs back in November because we had a few opportunities to play them in December. Starting with our very own Christmas Luau on the 6th, our month got off to a great start. Barbara Hutton generously offered the group the use of the party room in the basement of her apartment building in Port Dover. We had a nice dinner of potluck faire, and afterwards we…..played our ukes!!!! How lucky: two Luau’s in one year! I hope next year is as fortuneate (yummy). I speak for Peter and Dennis, too, when I say how grateful we are for the thoughtful gifts from our group – thank you everyone!
But this was not our only outing: on December the 10th we played Christmas and holiday songs outside of the LCBO in Port Dover with Lynn Post who was taking her turn at the Salvation Army donation kettle. I hear she was joined by Peter, Jenny Gedye and Michelle Crandall. Way to represent everyone and keep the spirit of Christmas alive, too!
On the 13th we were “booked” to entertain the residents at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home, so Peter brought his big bag of red Santa hats, passed them out and then we played a nice little variety of Christmas and holiday songs. This was Doug’s idea and I think we can look forward to making the rounds on the “Nursing Home Circuit” this winter! Now that we have mastered the next level of ukulele playing: the “kazoo solo”!
I’m looking forward to another great year of playing ukulele and working on learning new tricks and techniques, meeting up with my ukie buddies and meeting some newcomers in the following months of 2012. Until then, take care and happy strumming!!
Cat Krestel Porritt