05/13/11 Miller’s Senior Living Community Activity Director and her volunteers invited the ladies of the facility to a Ladies Friendship Tea to honor all women for Mother’s Day. Flagg is a firm believer that while not all woman are mothers; all women are certainly worthy of praise.
Residents were asked to bring a tea cup to the party with them. For those who did not bring a special cup; Flagg had gone shopping for china tea cups and saucers to ensure that every guest would have a tea cup to drink from. Volunteers Autumn and Makayla Wilson seated the ladies while Tracy Wilson and Juanita Stapan poured the hot water for the tea. The Wilson girls carried a tray of ten different teas and helped the ladies make their choices. The Miller’s dietary staff prepared beautiful plates of finger foods for each table.
As the ladies of the facility enjoyed their tea the Wilson sisters each read a poem about tea and the soothing effect is holds. Flagg shared a poem entitled “Drinking From My Saucer” by Jimmy Dean. The poem speaks of all the wonderful things we each have in our lives such as family and friendship and it goes on to say “I’m drinking from my saucer, because my cup has overflowed”. Some of the ladies shared stories and special memories of the tea cups they brought with them.
Following the friendship tea party the dance troupe “Ragtime Ritz” under the direction of Chris Collier of Plymouth presented a dance demonstration of the Charleston and several fox trots. The dance troupe’s expert demonstration and beautiful dance costumes brought back many wonderful memories for the ladies.
Men will be honored at Miller’s Senior Living Community on the afternoon of Saturday June 18th with a cookout and an appearance by music tribute to The Blues Brothers: Quentin Flagg and Bill Downey both of Plymouth. For more information call 1-574-936-9801 and ask for Anna Corbett or Cindy Flagg.
Photo: Miller’s resident Audrey Franklin chooses her favorite tea from volunteers Makayla and Autumn Wilson.
PHOTO: The Ragtime Ritz dancers perform “The Charleston” at Miller’s Senior Living Community. Left-right: Chris Collier, Eileen Wright and Ginger Kizer. In the back ground (not seen) Kaye Ready and Sharon Coffey