Today I'm celebrating with my dad who received his 50 year membership pin from the Barbershop Harmony Society. It's because of Dad that I began singing barbershop harmony back when I was 16 years old. His then chorus director, Hank Aronson, was my high school choir director. I have many fond memories of going to his shows and chorus gigs out in the community (like the Holmen WI Corn Fest).
Here he is back in 1963 - he had bright red hair then, not that you can tell from the old black and white photos from those days! He sang with the Coulee Chordsmen of LaCrosse WI at that time. And then a photo from today, with my mom and our friend Doug who presented the 50 year pin (Mom pinned it on).
We had lunch at the Covered Bridge, a bar/restaurant halfway between my house and the parents' house. Doug's wife Connie, a dear friend with whom I sing in the City of Lakes Chorus and who directed my first Sweet Adelines' chorus in Eau Claire WI rounded out our party. She brought a lovely bouquet for mom for supporting dad all these years!
Yesterday my sister Tami was visiting me; she couldn't make it to lunch today but we each made a card for Dad. Here's my card:
43667 by PPbN Designs called "haircut barbershop set" and the notes came from Snapdragon Snippets Design ID #37681 called "music notes".
Here's Tami's card:
We both used a Hero Arts Azure cardbase, a David Tutera red mat, & musical note paper from Authentique. Tami used banner stamps by Technique Tuesday called Banner Up and some Doodlebug twine.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you're having a great Labor Day weekend!!