Short Visits ARE OKAY

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Posted By: Sam English
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, Apr 13 2024

Short Visits Are Sometimes the Best Visits!

We’re always happy to visit our good friends at The Children’s Hospital at Tri-Star Centennial, even if the visit is a short one with but a few patients.  During our March 27th visit, we met an eight-month-old little guy named Phoenix. Let me tell you! Once we started singing he started rockin.’ He stood up in his bed, grabbed hold of the crib bars and started dancing, especially when he heard his name. He tried to climb out to get to us, but luckily Mom was nearby with a firm grasp. And that was the end of our day at Centennial! We’re not sad! Wouldn’t it be great if we could be put out of business !

We finished up, said our goodbyes, and moved onto our next stop to visit our good friends @ALIVE Hospice.

While at ALIVE we met a gentleman whose grandfather was a member of the well known gospel group, The Stamps Baxter Quartet.  We made sure we were note perfect* for this gentleman, as most of us found out later the Stamps Baxter Quartet was a big deal in Southern Gospel music.

* The Stamps Baxter Music Company was an influential publishing company in the shape note Southern gospel music field. Stamps and Baxter also operated a music school, the primary source of the thousands of gospel songs they published, along with the sponsorship of gospel quartets which sang the company’s music in churches throughout the southern U.S.

Another short visit on this day, but that’s okay too. We did take some time to have our picture taken with our hostess, Miss Josie, as the staff at ALIVE prepare for their National Volunteer Week Luncheon. Plans are to use this picture on the scrolling jumbo screens to show off some of their volunteers. Hmm, did anyone say lunch is served?

Regardless of the number of people we visit, we always come away feeling renewed with being able to serve.


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