Friday, March 23, 2018

MARCH BIRTHDAYS AT ANDREWS OF STRATFORD




Today SMUG was invited to Andrews of Stratford to participate in the monthly birthday party for four beautiful ladies, Loie Stevenson, Rosemary Young, Anna Fraser and Phyllis Dobson. Nearly the whole house was there and of course our Photographer, Activity Director, and Hostess, Sharon laid on the best as always. SMUG performed elegantly and so good to have Kendal back in our midst. Cookies and cake were the order of the day following the performance and everyone got together and devoured Terry's usual fabulous cookies. A great day by any standards.


                                 THE BIRTHDAY GIRLS
Loie Stevenson
Rosemary Young
Phyllis Dobson
Anna Fraser









Friday, March 16, 2018

ST.PATRICK REMEMBERED AT THE MOUNT COMMUNITY CARE


Today being the day before St. PATRICK'S DAY , SMUG performed a concert for the residents of The MOUNT with a program slightly different from the all Irish program we had done at the Mount the past two years. It was well received by about 30 residents who all sang along and had great applause and wonderful comments when we finished the one hour program.
We were pleased to have Kelly Galloway direct a couple of pieces for us today. Thanks Kelly and I apologize for springing this on you, but wonderful to have you taking a more active roll with the group. More to come, I hope. Today was also our first opportunity to play in the wonderful chapel at The Mount. With a turn out of SMUGGERS of almost 30 it was a much improved facility for our performance.
CLICKING ON THE PHOTO MAKES THEM LARGER















Saturday, January 6, 2018

SMUG CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF FUN AND GREAT UKULELE PLAYING

It all happened this morning as 33 Smuggers turned out to celebrate 10 years in the ukulele industry. Joan and Judy looked after the cake, and it was agreed by all it was super and tasted like home-made. Joanne looked after her stuff in the kitchen as always and coffee and tea came along with the cake when it happened. Everyone began the morning by sitting in the circle and we sang songs for almost an hour before the cake arrived, then Allison, Maurice, Leah and David did the honours before the cake was finally served. After the break we returned for more rousing selections finishing up with O Canada at 11:30. A great and simple morning but one to be remembered.

One thing I forgot to mention this morning was that Michael Lynch, who started World Ukulele Day each February 2nd passed away on Wednesday. He will be missed by the many who enjoyed his teaching over so many years. Some of you will remember when we cut the World Ukulele Cake on Feb 2,2015 at Razzy's. I sent a video and photos off to him at the time which he published on his web page.


The Cutting Of The Cake( four oldtimers)







 






Monday, January 1, 2018

THE BEST OF THE BEST IN TOWN

Well, that's what many people told us as the Andrews Strummers joined up with the Andrews of Stratford 2018 New Years LeveƩ from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The house and parking lot were completely packed, as people came from all over to offer New Years Best Wishes and enjoy some of the great chowder and hors d' oeuvres of Andrews Culinary expert, Terry Butler and his wonderful staff. The Strummers played several pieces from their repertoire, then a fiddler, Allan MacDonald, played several pieces, then back to the Strummers for the finale. A wonderful day for sure as it has been at Andrews for the past several years. Our thanks to all who participated today, and hope we will all be around for the 2019 gala. Thanks too to Owners Ray and Carolyn Murphy, Andrews staff and Activity Director, Sharon and Chef Terry for making our day so memorable. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
TERRY AND HIS NEW YEARS STAFF







Our friends Clark and Louise Johnston