Wow!! The big 9-O. Almost to the halfway point. Bless her heart.
You and I need to have a talk. I've been trying to play OBS, but so far all I can do up to speed is the 2nd part and the intro. For some reason the switching from double stop to double stop just seems to kill me. Couple that with the "double shuffle" bowing, and...*famous sigh*. Too much of a "classical stiff" I suppose.
Sounds like you guys had an absouloute ball!! Maybe the class could go and play somewhere. I've played at a lot of nursing homes before. But I do disagree with you in that it is not SO rewarding, it is SO SO SOOO rewarding to do this, both playing for kids, and playing for the kids at heart.