Monday, July 30, 2012

"When Swing Was King" Hits the High Notes

It was a busy week for "When Swing Was King" last week and, like always, we had a terrific time visiting our friends in the nursing homes and senior living centers. And, of course, we also enjoyed presenting them with the latest "When Swing Was King" program with its big band music, photos from the era, and an accompanying commentary that's not only interesting but fun.

The week's capstone was our presentation at the Brookstone assisted living complex. This one is always special for us. It's our biggest audience by far (it's a combined audience of residents and family) and we have some really enthusiastic fans here who continually let us know that we bring them one of the highlights of their month.

We thought things couldn't get any better here when, lo and behold, they did! Claire figured out how to run the Power Point program from her laptop directly through the facility's projection system. This gave us a much larger visual on the screen. And, for the audience members that have sight limitations or who are set way in back in the large room, this was a particularly appreciated improvement. Cool.

What a grand time we have with "When Swing Was King." The music. The stories. The love and laughter. It is a wonderful experience every time -- and we do it 11 (sometimes 12) times a month! Thank You, Lord, for our friends at these facilities, for the helpful staff (and they are especially good at Brookstone), and for the ministry that is "When Swing Was King."

"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." (James 1:17 -- NASB)