I have been to art gallery openings; theatre openings; open house openings… but today was a first: a REFRIGERATOR OPENING !!
In front of all the seniors who attended Monday’s weekly gathering, there it stood in all its – erm, cardboard glory, with refrigerador printed quite clearly, so no surprises there then. LOTS of speeches, applause, thanks, hugs – what an appreciative group of people! No Great Expectations from them, no cellphones glued to their ears, no laptops ipads ipods or anything else “i”, they are indeed from a different age when it was “we” and “us”. And now they are the 3rd age. They find it hard to contribute 5 pesos each a week (helps offset the costs of the weekly natural fruit juice and meal) so they know and really appreciate the value of this gift. Congratulations to everyone who helped or donated. Again: full details on our website will follow soon.
First published: 20 May 2013