Life’s Reflections: mother and son ‘singo’ night out a success

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Singo cards used. The song titles when played by the deejay are covered by a dauber, and when there is a straight line or four corners filled out, that person wins. Recognize any of the song titles? (Linda Moody photo)

My son Jamie and I are having fun on our “nights out.”

I chose to do this, so that instead of sitting at home with each other doing our own things in an evening, we can go somewhere and be among other people, yet converse one-on-one with each other more than we would do at home.

Of course, we discuss things at home but there it’s always the same surroundings. This way, we can get out and learn about other things and socialize with others.

What we’ve been doing lately is playing bingo. The bingo we play is not always the traditional kind. The first time we did this, we attended a hillbilly bingo game, complete with a deejay and music.

Then of course, we go to a place where we play bingo by using daubers to cover the numbers that the caller hollers out to the crowd.

What we have also found is another form of bingo which really is entertaining. It’s Singo. Instead of covering up the numbers that are called, we cover the song titles that the deejay plays for our listening pleasure as well. Lots of times, the people at our table sing along and we join in on the fun. Plus, the nostalgia in listening to the music.

You see, the first set of cards feature the 1950s and 1960s tunes with the rock-and-roll music on the front and the country music on the back. The same goes with the next set of games, only they are the 1970s and 1980s tunes and lastly, we listen to music from the 1990s and the 2000s, also featuring the same genres on the back and front.

No, we don’t always win, but this is so much fun. What a blast! So glad people got us interested in taking part in this kind of fun.

I have always loved music, and loved collecting records and albums when I was younger, and, Jamie has followed in my footsteps over the years but not so much now.

He is good at knowing the artists and is especially quicker when the country music hits are played. I knew them at one time, but he is much better at it than me. And, I usually know the words to the songs but can’t remember the exact titles.

But, who cares? We can inform each other at these Singo events.

The only problem I have is when the artist gets the words wrong. I have to blame it on someone.

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Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Jerry Riffell (cousin), Nelson “Brownie” Brown (VFW friend), Eleanor Jean Idle, Timothy Ahrens, Maurice “Sam” Herron, Timothy L. Marshall, William Hunter and Philip Prescott.
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Please pray for these people: Albert Duncan, Tommy Farmer, Margaret Hoening, Manual Macias, Lester Beisner, Kermit Foureman, Chuck “C.W.” Cruze, Mark Lovejoy, Pat McCarthy, Connie Buemi Hodson, John Riegle, Michelle Grottle Wright, Cheryl Slonaker Gilmore, Judy York, Donald Booker, Dennis Leeper, Connie Stachler, Randy Heck, Ronnie Norton, Marie Schlechty, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, Bev Brumbaugh, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Abby Heck, Linda Lore, Ralph Byrd, Beverly McCabe Baker, Doug Winger, Rusty Maloy, Debbie Mayse, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Jeanie Francis, Noah Back, Mary Moran, Harvey Hinshaw, Bruce Kaiser, Angie Brown, Nikole Baldridge, Amanda Mote, Tom Moody, Gary Francis, Anthony and Theresa Grillot, Lee Everhart, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, Kinley Bernard, D’Arleen Waymire, Tish Hodson Shepherd, Zach Urbancic.
Also, Sharon Gamster, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Carol Hemmerich, Sharon Hummel, Dave Hinshaw, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Michael Mowery, Kenny Edwards, Judie Hathaway, Della Burch, Ned and Brenda Wallace, Rick Marker, Randy Garrison, Steve Waymire, Warren Menchhofer, Gary Knick, Karen Hecht, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Danny Foster, Noella Combs, Clay Sheffer, Becky Everhart, Marie Rieman, Becky Oliver, Jayden Martin, Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, James Enicks, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Linda Subler, Roger McEowen, Sally Burnett Ganger, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.
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Happy birthday:
April 26 to Laque Stevens, Russell Potter, Brad Boyter, Michael Kelly, Ryan Stoltz, Deanna Moody, Stephanie Grilliot, Mike Husted and Heather Wilkin.
April 27 to Kathy Bothast, Tasha Mikesell, Darin Whittington, Paul McCleskey and Alex Niekamp.
April 29 to Allison Stith, Kassi Frye, Nancy Holden and Kristen Cooper.
April 30 to Steve Didier, Jeff Dohme, Bernie May, Cindy Horsley, John Bennett, Dr. Beth Vehre and Marietta Beane.
May 1 to Bruce Adkins, LeAnn McClure, Tiffany Black, Ashley Julian, Jean Runner and Becky Schult.
May 2 to Cody Spencer, Linda Smith, Ruth Peters, Carol Weaver, Shawn McGuire, and Marge Morse.

Happy anniversary to Nathan and Tonya Leeper on April 28 and Roger and Lesley Fourman, on May 2.
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Think about it: “A thousand words will not have so deep an impression as one deed.”–Henrik Ibsen