Terri Williams (left), granddaughter of Martha Anderson at Beef 'n Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis for a production of 'White Christmas'.
NTL Delivers Dinner Theatre Delights
Martha Anderson is treated to Dinner and the Musical 'White Christmas'
INDIANAPOLIS: November 20th, 2010
I wanted to thank you again for making my grandmother’s wish come true. Grandma’s wish was to see a stage show and we were able to go to Beef and Boards on Nov 20th to see White Christmas.
You unknowingly not only granted a wish for her, but you also granted a wish for me. My Grandmother has been in the nursing home for over a year now and I have watched her deteriorate both functionally and mentally since her stroke. My grandmother used to be so lively and full of spunk. She was full of love and understanding and always putting everyone else’s needs before her own. She was the strength of our entire family and she was my ROCK. She could always make me laugh when I was down or give me that extra little boost of confidence when I needed it the most. I miss that wonderful lady that was so full of wit and wisdom.
I have not seen her as excited and energized as I did the day we went to Beef and Boards in so long. She was thrilled and so excited. She really enjoyed the show. I was worried whether or not she would be able to follow the storyline but I watched her facial expressions as the show went on. She laughed and applauded, she sang the songs and for a short time I caught a glimpse of a sparkle in her eye.
The day following our outing the staff at the nursing home called me and said that she was STILL talking about the show. On the 26th I brought her to my house for Thanksgiving Dinner. On a whim I put in the DVD of White Christmas. My grandmother once again perked up. She started talking about how she was there and seen the show and everything was so beautiful and how much she loved the dancing. She sat up and watched the entire show instead of the usual falling asleep in the recliner. She laughed, made jokes and even talked about finding herself a man who is as good as a dancer as Bing!
Thank you for my grandma’s wish and Thank you for my wish, Thank you for giving my grandma her sparkle back!
Granddaughter of Martha Anderson