This 93-year-old girl has an obsession. It’s not an uncommon assortment of plates or a ardour for unique reptiles. It’s a tune, and one tune solely—The Hokey Pokey.
“You set your proper foot in. You set your proper foot out.
You set your proper foot in, and also you shake all of it about.
You do the Hokey Pokey, and also you flip your self round,
That’s what it’s all about…”
For Phyllis Brinkerhoff—Mrs. B. as she’s affectionately identified across the city in Prairie Village, Kansas—that actually is what it’s all about.
“It’s only a enjoyable, joyous tune,” Mrs. B not too long ago instructed CBS’s Steve Hartman. And Mrs. B needed to share the love, even when it turned a bit annoying to her neighbor.
She gave Melanie Mendrys a replica of a Hokey Pokey CD—and anxiously awaited her good friend’s conversion—from somebody who merely knew the tune to a die-hard fan who needed to do the dance.
When proof of such a change in sentiments wasn’t forthcoming, the enthusiastic senior turned one thing of a nudge, typically calling Mendrys to see if she’d skilled her Hokey Pokey epiphany but.
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Mendrys admits the corny tune was by no means more likely to make it to the highest ten of her private hit parade—however, then, the neighbor did one thing extraordinary for Mrs. B’s upcoming 93rd birthday.
Mendrys and her daughter secretly created particular invites and handed them out to the neighborhood inviting them to a one-in-a-million shock occasion—a Hokey Pokey flashmob.
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The neighbors donning birthday hats assembled on the entrance garden of Mrs B’s house the place they put their ‘complete selves in’ and broke out in a efficiency of her favourite tune.
And, the large smile on her face? That’s what it’s all about.
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