7 Feb 2012
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In my part of our world a cold wave settled in and it's hard for us because we are not used to so low temperatures (- 11 til - 20°C, 12 F - more than 0 F) and many people are not equipped for that either.
That's why I thought to show you a warmer place, the room where I have my painting classes. It's the festivity room in the public retirement home of Waterloo, where all special events take place like celebrating birthdays of the 100 years old, parties, dancing lessons, card playing etc.
our painting class
During the year and for each season this big room is always nicely decorated.
But what a surprise when I arrived last week !
I entered a "Saloon"
besides the door, a boozed Cowboy was sitting. I first got a shock I thought he was real.
On the other side were "Reward" pictures, with the heads of the responsible employees of the home. Unfortunately no amount was asked for them, they didn't know what "reward" meant !
Inside on a wall, the famous Lucky Luke the cowboy "who shoots faster than his shadow", (created by the Belgian cartoonist Morris) looked down at me.
The walls were all decorated with old pictures from the "good old Far West"
Even Buffalo Bill
and Billy the Kid
Of course in a saloon the bar can't be missing, the bottles were cut out of magazines, very well done. This was the decoration for the oldies, I think it's so nice to help them to still enjoy life.
I had been told that the oldest one who danced, was 100 years old and still flirted with the 80/90th girls ! That gives hope !