Anne Bremer sang and entertained at the Seward Senior Center Birthday Dinner today. Mrs. Bremer is from Lincoln and has worked in various care facilities where she “honed” her entertainment skills to go along with her beautiful voice. Her electronic equipment enabled her to call up orchestra accompaniment for any of the songs on her program. She “featured” show tunes from the ’50’s and ’60’s but mixed in a bit of Country Western and Jeanie Riley’s, “Harper Valley PTA”. She put on a good show but didn’t recognize how her “soothing voice” would effect many of the audience who were accustomed to having a nap after lunch. She finished with, “Over the Rainbow” which was a request, and did it very well. I visited with her afterwards and learned that she knows my
Brother Don at Syracuse. Her husband passed away a few years ago but they lived at Palmyra and he played golf in Syracuse. She also knew him as an excellent auctioneer. They always have a good crowd for the June Birthday Dinner since it also includes Wedding Anniversaries. And, we see many of the same people there every year. When she sang some of the Country Western songs, I wondered if maybe Jon and I might have sang some of them, back in Virginia, with him playing this organ. I mentioned that to Emily, the Center Manager, and she suggested we put on a little program when he gets back here this summer. I believe he could still play our “old” organ which we donated to the Center some years ago.