When St Valentine came to St Catherine’s

St Catherines Valentines Day couple

Story by Julie Bibi | Photo by Deborah Blencowe

On Friday 14th February, I was invited along to St Catherine’s Nursing Home on Burngreave Road for a special event, a Valentine’s Meal that also came along with wonderful entertainment.

There I had the pleasure of meeting a resident, who was being visited by her husband. She told me that they met on Valentine’s Day 63 years ago at a dance at The Memorial Hall in Hillsborough. They enjoyed a dance today too.

The Residents had a lovely meal that was either a Pork or Chicken dinner followed by Strawberry or Chocolate Tart.

I then sat in everyone’s company to listen to wonderful singing provided by Tony Verno. I am a bit old fashioned myself and listening to the songs of Barry Manilow (Copacabana), Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond and Tony Christie’s Amirillo I was in my element. I love that sort of music and everyone else seemed to do as well. We even got some Boyzone/Tracy Chapman with Baby Can I Hold You Tonight.

The Event Coordinator, Julie made me feel so welcome and I was really pleased to have been involved on the day.

St Catherines Valentines Day couple