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Bocce Update #9 from June 19th, 2015

The red-shirted Devil Dogs, one of the top teams in the tournament, met us this morning which was also Continental Breakfast day guaranteeing us an interested, vocal audience. We were the first game.

DSC_2742 2It was surprising to see so many up that early given the crowd last night at our first summer outdoor music and street dance of the season. The weather was made-to-order perfect. A six-piece R&B band on the café terrace played classic Motown blues, such as Ride, Sally, Ride and I Feel Good, and honored a request for Chubby Checker’s Twist. We really like to dance here at PVE. One of our residents, a lady who is a professional singer and voice coach, sat in for a rendition of Route 66 complete with skat chorus, like Ella. A bar served after-dinner complimentary coffee, coffee with kahlua, or coffee with Bailey’s Irish Cream. Nice touch.DSC_2737 2Walking home we passed the newly-finished memorial bricks garden with lighted water feature, making music of its own. Stopping to take it in, we looked west and in the still light-blue western sky saw a delicate sliver of waning moon, silver, with a 24-carat sparkling Venus near its upper left corner.

DSC_2533 2Back to bocce. Our four players, cajoled and coached by our Captain, tried their utmost. The score: 12 to 0. The Dawgs chewed us up.

P.S. Our batting average is .285 in baseball speak.