What is Primrose to Me? I moved here last month, and on my first day I spent time with Miss Barbara (Life Enrichment Director) and Miss Heather (Marketing Director) where they asked me about my life and we had ice cream in the Parlor. That afternoon they invited me to happy hour and I got up and sang with the Jazz Man Kevin. Wow! The audience clapped and even stood up for me. That was all right by me. This place reminds me of the Broadmoor (the world famous five star resort in nearby Colorado Springs). I want to play my drums for everyone next time we get together.
I have been singing all my life and taught myself to play the piano and the drums when I was in the United States Army Band. I started out in the Infantry during World War II, but they were doing an awful lot of shooting at me and I figured I had a better shot at staying alive if I joined the band.
So I did, and eventually left Korea and the 2nd Infantry Division after nine months, and traveled around the United States to a lot of different bases and then finished out my career at Fort Carson, Colorado. I served twenty-two years in the Army. That is how I ended up living in Fountain, Colorado, all those years with my wife, who died a few years back.
The people here have been nice to me and I look forward to doing some more singing and drumming along with my friend John Turner. John’s the one who told me about Primrose and he was right, it is great.
You all come hear me sometime at Primrose.
by New Resident & Musician, Mr. Nathaniel “Nate” Plummer
[Welcome, gentle reader. This is the 36th installment in a series of blogs written by actual Primrose residents. Please return often to read more! — Ed]
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