The sound was a little muffled, not unlike driving up to a beer joint out in the country and standing there in the dark before you went in to the light, sound, smoke, and smell of beer.
So I walked down the hall to see what was going on. In the common dining area there were two men set up, in their 70's?, one playing an acoustic guitar and the other an electric. The man on the electric was playing the melody, or sort of..... sometimes it was off , a totally different song . The man singing had a voice mixed like Don William's pure tones along with Merle Haggards singular twang. There was a small group of residents listening.
I went back down to Mothers room with a picture in my mind of where those people were- not knowing if it was there in wheelchairs or out on a dance floor years ago.
They closed with "Faded Love" but it was the song before it that has stayed in my mind. The electric guitar player was dead on this time and the singer nailed it as well. The song--