2000-09-02 / Columnists

Chatting With Chapey

by Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey

During my college days I learned this compelling definition of music.
"Music is an inarticulate, unfathomable form of speech which leads us to the edge of the infinite and compels us for a moment to gaze into it". Peppy, foot-tapping music was the order of the day at the Barn Dance in Breezy Point. It was a fabulous evening. Cowboys and cowgirls were dressed in their Stetson straw hats.

Kudos to Tim Manzo and Dom Auditore for planning such a wonderful event. Tim and Dom really know how to throw a great party. They are very capable, energetic and organized. They have a unique insight into scheduling occasions that are delightfully appealing to everyone.

They invited a very talented musician, Ed Jaffee to lead the country and western music. Ed has a beautiful singing voice. He also has an engaging style and quickly had everyone on the dance floor bowing to his or her partners and swinging them around. If you are having a special event and are looking for a talented DJ call Ed Jaffee. His specialties are square and county western dance caller, multicultural singer and multicultural dancer.

Congratulations to John and Eleanor McNamee on the occasion of their 50 wedding anniversary. John and Eleanor are very talented dancers. They definitely surpass Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Everyone enjoys seeing them glide around the dance floor. It is a pleasure to watch their magnificent professional and trained dancing style. They have rhythm, grace and poise. They also share their exceptional talents every year with us at the annual show. Best wishes to this wonderful couple. We wish them many more wonderful anniversary celebrations.

Fran Jamison from the Blarney Castle catered the dinner at the barn dance. I must admit that my husband and I always enjoy his meals. They are well presented and always tasty. However, at the Barn Dance Fran Jamison surpassed even his own superior cuisine. Everyone enjoyed it. Thanks to Fran Jamison for his consistent commitment to excellence.

Bingo was music to my ears when I attended the Bagel Bingo at the Dayton's hosted by Hy Rosenblum, Norman Schwartz and Joe Schneiderman. They were calling and verifying all the winning bingo numbers. They are a lively and enthusiastic group who can immediately convey this to everyone. Their engaging manner and delightful sense of humor permeates the audience. Hy, Norman and Joe are community assets. Not to be outdone, Sadie Rosenblum and Harriet Schwartz catered the supper. They are efficient and competent. They give the meal a special flair. They are valuable resources of the Dayton Club. Having this delightful repast allows people to relax and socialize with their friends. It contributes to the fun of the evening. Thanks to Hy and Sadie Rosenblum, Norman and Harriet Schwartz and Joseph Schneiderman for a delightful evening.

Happy Birthday to Bernie Goldstein and Bill Diffley, they celebrated at the Bagel Bingo.

We also attended the fun filled Arnie Meg concert at St. Helen's in Howard Beach. I always look forward to hearing this orchestra. They play the big band sounds. Everyone enjoys dancing and listening to these superb renditions. In the front of the orchestra they displayed a beautiful picture of Benny Goodman. This event has universal appeal. Music is a universal language that everyone enjoys.


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