My husband, John, and Terry, who recently brought Asian cooking to the Polish Club's Saturday lunches, came together yet again to organize the first Hard Times Polka Dance where $2 was the price of admission or bought you a bologna & fried onion sandwich.
♫Za dwa dolary, hey, za two bucks! ♫
And people came in no small part due to the help of several radio celebrities who let the world know about the dance.
Helen (WMUA on Sundays) came with a group of her friends.
And Billie (WMUA on Saturdays) came out of seclusion to join us.
Chef Don, John's brother, volunteered to cook for our event.
Do you think we'll have enough bologna?
Nancy & Rich manned the gate.
Mark VI never sounded better. That's Eddie N. (without the Hawiian shirt) playing 2nd trumpet for awhile.
Steve is the leader of the band. Tommy on keyboard.
John, who only a few weeks ago made the best fried rice, played the drums.
And here's my Eddie. Did they make him audition before they brought him up on stage?
OK. I guess he made the grade. Here he is adding a second accordion to the mix.
At some point even Tommy's son, John, joined in for a couple of numbers.
Speaking of celebrities...no party is complete without Mitch who joined the band for a couple of songs.
Then the line dancing started....
...my Eddie, Billie, and Mitch back around 1974. Would you believe?!!! They weren't exactly The Beatles but they were cute.
We may have to do this again. What are you doing NEXT March?