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13RobinMahd1bGastroenterologists is what they call themselves, but it’s GI for short and that stands for GastroIntestinal.  See?  I learn things at my parties.

13RobinMahd1It was the Holiday Party for the doctors and their staff.  This was a relaxed party in an opulent home and I thoroughly enjoyed partying with these   people.  I say “partying with” because that’s how they made me feel, especially the hostess who insisted that I enjoy myself.   Here are some pictures that document the high spirits all around me this wonderful evening last Saturday.

Thank you, Robin!———————————————

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13VictoryMelrosePk1bAt a retirement home it can take a while for the party to get into full swing.  At the Christmas party last Friday  at the Victory Center in Melrose Park things got lively very quickly, though.  At first the DJ played Christmas carols and folks softly sang along.  But he also came with a Karaoke machine and that got plugged in very soon.  Some staff members obviously had musical and theatrical backgrounds because the singing was 13VictoryMelrosePk1quite good.  So, it was the Karaoke singing and me, the caricaturist, by the Christmas tree—a wonderful  atmosphere.  When I draw at retirement and extended care homes, I feel justified in considering my work therapeutic. Can’t measure it, don’t have any statistics, but I can see the happy effect.

Among the people I drew was  the retired TV clown, called T-Bone, who gave me a five dollar banknote with his picture and name on it: Don Theobald.  I drew kids and grandkids and a couple who met at this retirement home and became lovers there.  All in all, an inspiring evening, I would say.  Thank you,        Jeanette and Barbara!

For T-Bone the clown, http://www.pathwaysl.com/blog/t-bone-clown%E2%80%99s-magic-retirement

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13CedarLake3bThis was a holiday party for a company that transports crude oil.  I must confess, I didn’t expect such a class act:  from the view of the lake to the classical guitarist and the magician,  to the fact that the entertainers were invited to join in at dinner.

13CedarLake3It was a family party for the employees.  Engineers, managers, that sort of crowd.  Sometimes the kids stayed to see the finished drawing and sometimes they didn’t, as in the featured drawing shown above. But you can see that the parents cracked up when they saw the drawing.

Thank you, Cassandra!

The classical guitarist was Jim Perona, jimperona@hotmail.com

Tim Balster was the magician, http://www.BalsterMagic.com

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13CedarLake20This is the view from the party room at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake, IN.

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