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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Night for Legends

Last night I went out with my sister for some light dinner and a concert.
 
The Senior Center was sponsoring a benefit concert, Ultimate Legends of Rock.  These impersonators were great considering the cost was only $15,  soda and beer $1, popcorn for a donation.
 
We saw "Buddy Holly"
 
We saw "Elton John."  I couldn't get his picture with my phone as he was wearing a black suit (with stars and a boa)  and was way to the left.  He played and sang magnificently though!
 
Then on to "Rod Stewart"  He really gave us a show and was sweating up a storm, dancing on stage and into the audience!  Many people kind of sat there like bumps on a log (guess they were too old for Rod, but I liked him).
 
 
And, what Legends show would go without "The Blues Brothers?"  They also came into the audience and they rocked the house! 
 
My sister and I were some of the younger audience members.  (I am soon to be 62).  When we visit our Mom at the nursing home, she enjoys when they have a country band playing in the "town square."  She would have enjoyed this, but it would have been too long of a show for her.
Sister Connie and I imagined what we will be like if we end up in a nursing home (oh excuse me, resident living).  I will complain that they don't have enough Beatles music or Rolling Stones, and too much Led Zeppelin!...LOL.   We will rock in our wheelchairs! God, I hope I don't live that long!
 

4 comments:

Linda said...

Sounds like it was a great show, glad you enjoyed it!!!

NanaDiana said...

LOL- I am so glad that you had a good time. Too bad your Mom wasn't able to go-but you are right-that would have been too long for her.

I hope you don't end up in a nursing home..and that I don't either- xo Diana

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Hi Deb, thanks for dropping by North of Wiarton. I think that Concert would have been a riot ! glad you and your sister had fun. Maybe that generation of "residents" weren't part of the rock n' roll scene?

Carolee said...

Sounds like a fun time.