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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Out-of-Order Row is now empty and available for seating

April 13, 2023
By Boca Beacon Reader

To the Editor:

I bet you would have used the Out-of-order Row at least once this past season.

Did you have a bad cough because of Red Tide? You would have gone directly to the Out-of-order Row. Were you exposed to someone who had Covid but still felt fine? Out-of-order Row was for you. Did you have the flu and lose your voice? The Out-of-order Row was waiting. Did you cheer at some sports event and end up with laryngitis? You shouldn’t have even tried to talk. You would have walked directly to the Out-of-order Row.

The Out-of-order Row is the perfect place to sit, be part of everything but contribute nothing. Everyone and everything should have one … family gatherings, meetings and certainly the choir. You don’t miss a thing, but you aren’t expected to do anything but get well. If you can’t be you, the Out-of-order Row is the next best thing. (Oh, and if it is a family gathering, no one can talk about you.)

The Grande Chorus used “The Row” a lot this past session. Everyone wanted to be at every rehearsal because the music is complicated and the rehearsals are fun.

The next free concert is Friday, April 21 at 5 p.m. at St. Andrew’s church. The Spring Is In the Air concert has some Gershwin, some songs from your favorite singers and movies, some surprises and a sing-a-long. It is the last concert this season. Next season there will be three new sessions, and there is always space for new people to join. No experience is necessary, just the desire to sing.

The Out-of-order row is now empty and available for seating. The February concert was standing room only so plan to arrive early. If you are Out-of-order you will just have to skip this one.

Elaine Skypala

Boca Grande