Dancing on the line, sort of


By Vicki Scott

Last week, I had no plans (just prayers) for our Gathering of the Hummingbirds senior activity program here in Dadeville. During each meeting, we reserve about 20 minutes for speakers or special guests. Our church pastor visits a local restaurant to pick up some fried chicken fingers during this time. I had a few ideas about what to do and found some funny things and trivia questions online to read after announcements. I wanted this gathering to be special because it marked the one year of our hummingbird ministry, which is patterned after activities and ideas we used when I worked at the George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe.
Our first year passed without incorporating line dancing, and as I typed out the calendar for September activities, I put down a date to do that (a friend once told me to put down a date and act on it, so I followed her advice).
As I announced the line dancing date at our hummingbird gathering, several folks who I felt sure would be interested said that they would be out of town that day. I kept the date, anyway, not knowing who might attend. There was a good chance that I very well might be by myself, which should work out well. I realized that I did not remember all the songs we danced to in Glencoe, much less the dance steps, but I was determined to keep the date.
After the announcements, I read funny stories and asked trivia questions. One of our guests asked for a copy of my trivia questions to use at home and her church. It just confirmed that I need to set the date and go with it.
I thought that the program went well. Fellowship was what was important, and it was phenomenal. God’s presence was in that place, and I praise Him.
The morning after our luncheon gathering, I remembered that Sylvia Benevides from Glencoe sent me a copy of the dances on Messenger. Sylvia is one classy woman with sass who is missed by her line dancing friends. I miss all of the folks from Glencoe. I started working on “Shagging on the Boulevard” by Alabama. I remember one of the ladies saying, “Bama Boys” in a sexy voice at a certain place in the song.
One of the Glencoe ladies told me that they would come to visit our group to dance. I would love that! We plan to start the line-dancing with “Electric Slide,” “Peabody,” “Cupid Shuffle” and maybe “The Wobble.” The Bama Boys will have to wait while I brush up on the steps. The date is made, and now I need to go through with it, no matter what. Praying hard!
Vicki Scott may be contacted at lily200383@yahoo.com.

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