Mostly because I was at a table with people I knew, cousin Denise Emery, her daughter, Jenise Kneeland, and Denise's caregiver/sister-in-law Sheila Secchitano. And the venue was the new Hanna Boys Center gym/performing arts center. It was very nice. And the balcony the room opens up onto is beautiful.
|R-L: Jenise, Denise, Debbie, Sheila|
Tonight's program consisted of an inspirational introduction from Felice Torri who has been a survivor for many many years. Dinner followed, which was "okay", but then who can complain about a totally donated meal for obout 200+ people. They served water and ice tea, which was a nice change from the wine served last year. Considering how careful I am now with all the studies showing wine to possibly be a strong contributing factor to not only breast cancer, but the recurrence of breast cancer, I and Kathleen Hill both appreciated this change.
Bruce Griewe's group sang their hearts out beautifully after dinner with several lovely songs. Shannon Howlett's voice is so beautiful, as was the entire ensemble. All the while, a darling little 2.5 year old girl, a cancer survivor herself, was stealing the show sitting on her mother's shoulders and having a ball.
Then Denise and Sheila decided to snoop around and tour some of the facility. The green room was way cool. And Hanna has a wonderful history center that is pretty amazing. You are all invited to drop in and check out the history center, which depicts thousands of photos from when Hanna opened in 1945.
And then home it was.
Glad I went -- will do it again. And maybe next time I will bring one of my caregivers.