Sunday, October 25, 2009

Grand piano and Smile Lady



Doesn't every hospital have a grand piano in the lobby? Mayo does. The cutest elderly men volunteer to play and they are wonderful. You just know they used to play in a piano bar way back when.

And speaking of piano bars, did you ever notice the "affair hats' women wore in the old movies? They always wore one when they met their lovers in the dark piano bar. Of course they sat in little round booths upholstered in black leather. I know the proper name is cocktail hat but my friend Jane and I have called them affair hats. The woman wearing one in the photo is the "Smile Lady" at Mayo. She is a volunteer who does a Bingo game on closed circuit TV every Friday. It's called Smile instead of Bingo! Is she cute or what?

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