Brookdale Place Garden Homes residents and guests were entertained by “in house” talent at their annual dinner party held in the Gazebo room of Brookdale’s administration building.
New resident Trudi May, at the piano, accompanied her daughter, Darien Roche, on the flute in two selections. Steve Manley, son of Garden Homes chairman Sewell Manley, sang several songs and played the guitar.
Mary Louise Hodges, chairman of the dinner party for the fourth year, was at the piano for most of the evening. She presented a story told by Rev. Billy Graham about Albert Einstein.
She also gave a reading, “A Woman Remembers,” that might apply to some residents such as 103-year-old Jack McKay. The reading included remembrances of days “before frozen foods, penicillin, drip-dry clothes, ice-makers, dishwashers and clothes dryers.”
There were 42 reserved places at the festive tables.
Those attending included Joanne Blyde, Walt Stone, Reita Davie, Virginia Stewart, Angi Whitlock, Leslie Cole Sewall and Una Manley, Steve and Janie Manley, Dr. Bruce Harris, Judi Huddleston, Dr. John and Dr. Frances Carter, Terry Simmons, Jim McVoy, Jack and Trudi May, Drien Roche, Martha Hastings, Gayle and Tim Lantz and Judy and Tom Pittman.
Others at the annual event were Faye Wright, Gov. Albert Brewer, Virginia Bodker, Harry and Jane Brock, Jane Wilson, Janet and Jarry Taylor, Joyce Bromberg, Jack McKay, Gray Richardson, Gail and Dr. Ed Hurley, who gave the invocation, Bob Arnold, Bob Pickett, Mary Louise Hodges and Dr. Robert E. Taylor.