Sunday was a good day at Shore Pointe Assisted Living. Sixteen attended the tea and presentation on birds. I think it was a lot more fun than they anticipated with several bird idioms, TV shows and mini-series with birds in the title or in the cast [Fred, the pet Cockatoo of plainclothes detective, Baretta 1975-1978 and The Thorn Birds 1983]. Foods named after a bird [Hummingbird cake], a Household item with a bird in its name [Cuckoo Clock], etc. The game-like questions made them put their thinking caps on.
Parrot jokes abound, so I included some of those, and I love two quotes pertaining to birds: "Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." ~ Will Rogers
"You can't keep birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair." ~ Martin Luther [Temptations will come, but we don't have to yield to them.]
I took a picture of their treats before distributing them. To tie in the idiom "Mad as a wet hen", I bought Peeps yellow marshmallow chicks to put on top of each nest. The residents got a chuckle out of that.
The two men who attended [both visitors] had fun with the football and baseball teams and automobiles named after birds. A good time was had by all.
Shifting subjects to The Whitney now... The General Manager likes to go to estate sales to purchase teacups for our Afternoon Tea. His latest estate sale yielded four shopping bags of teacups and a Royal Albert Lavender Rose tea set with 10 teacups and dessert plates. We gently unpacked them today and put them in the display cases in Mr. Whitney's study [which is now a dining room].
Some lady's pride and joy. I hope there's pretty tea sets in Heaven, don't you?
~ Arthur Wood Tea Set ~
There was one Shelley teacup in this 'find.'
One of the sheet music racks in the Music Room filled with cups and saucers. We go through them rather quickly because the dishwasher water is very hot and frequently cracks the delicate porcelain, to say nothing of careless, young dishwashers when I'm not there to give them tender loving care. What a fun job I'm privileged to have!